Training Faculty by Research Area

Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Visual cognition in normal and brain-damaged humans.
Functional organization of hypothalamus and central autonomic networks.
Using attention to study cortical population codes
Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neural control of coordinated oculomotor and skeletomotor movements.
Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
Statistical analysis of neural data.
Functional imaging methods and biophysics.
Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral and histological recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level voluntary control of behavior (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing, arousal). fMRI, DTI and oculomotor methods are used.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.
Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Motor control in humans.
Neural circuits for stress responses and emotional learning: organization and postnatal development.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Cognitive neuroscience, semantic representation, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging.
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Neural circuits and behavior
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Molecular mechanisms of depression and aging.
Sensory physiology of the cerebral cortex.
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
High-level vision and categorization in humans
Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.

Cell and Molecular

Cellular and molecular signaling processes in neurodegeneration.
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Biophysics, pharmacology, and regulation of glutamate receptors.
Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.
Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
Development, maturation and function of the auditory and somatosensory systems.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Neural circuits and behavior
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Regenerative medicine approaches to protecting and repairing the retina and the optic nerve.
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.

Development/Plasticity/Repair

Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Cellular and molecular signaling processes important for central nervous system myelination and myelin repair.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis.
Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
CNS stem cells.
Development, maturation and function of the auditory and somatosensory systems.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Genetic analysis of vertebrate CNS development.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Cellular transplants for spinal cord repair. Development of combinatorial spinal cord repair strategies.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Regenerative medicine approaches to protecting and repairing the retina and the optic nerve.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Neurobiology of Disease

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Cellular and molecular signaling processes in neurodegeneration.
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Effects of Ôeveryday life stresses' on behavior and health.
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Cellular and molecular signaling processes important for central nervous system myelination and myelin repair.
Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Intravital imaging of the immune cell and CNS interaction by two photon microscopy.
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Cellular transplants for spinal cord repair. Development of combinatorial spinal cord repair strategies.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Integrated approaches for the analyses of multiple intra-subject neuroimaging measures
Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Molecular mechanisms of depression and aging.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.