Faculty of the Center for Neuroscience

AHN, Natalie G. – (Chemistry & Biochemistry) mitogen activated protein (MAP) kinase pathways controlling cell growth and differentiation; signal transduction pathways and functional proteomics

AHMED, Alaa A. – (Integrative Physiology) biomechanical and sensorimotor processes underlying human movement and decision-making

AMAT, Jose – (Psychology & Neuroscience) impact of perceived controllability of stress on brain neurochemistry and function

ARCH, Joanna J. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) basic and applied research on anxiety disorders, stress, and mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment approaches

BACHTELL, Ryan K. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) neurobiology of drugs of abuse; behavioral significance of molecular and pharmacological perturbations resulting from chronic drug use and withdrawal

BANICH, Marie T. – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology) neural components and interactions between brain regions in attentional processing

BARTH, Daniel S. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) neural mechanisms of sensory processing, neural excitability, and human epilepsy

BEEMAN, David – (Electrical & Computer Engineering) structurally realistic computer modeling of neurons and biological neural networks

BRYAN, Angela – (Psychology & Neuroscience) transdisciplinary approaches to health promotion incorporating neurocognitive and genetic factors

CAMPEAU, Serge – (Psychology & Neuroscience) brain systems involved in perception of stress; impact of repeated stress on physiological and psychological processes

CAREY, Gregory – (Institute of Behavioral Genetics; Psychology & Neuroscience) development and testing of mathematical models that relate genes to behavior

COLLINS, Allan C. – (Emeritus, Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Psychology & Neuroscience) neurochemical systems regulating behavioral responses to drugs of abuse, particularly nicotine and alcohol

CURRAN, Tim – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) cognitive neuroscience approaches to human learning and memory, focusing on ERP studies of recognition memory and perceptual learning

DAY, Heidi E.W. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) neural circuitry involved in stress responsiveness, with particular regard to the extended amygdala

DIMIDJIAN, Sona – (Psychology & Neuroscience) depression and the mental health needs of women.

EATON , Robert C. – (Emeritus, Integrative Physiology- Professor Emeritus) neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sensorimotor integration, particularly in orientation responses or other rapid movements such as escape and startle

EHRINGER, Marissa A. – (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Integrative Physiology) molecular genetics of alcohol, tobacco and substance use in humans.

ENOKA, Roger M. – (Integrative Physiology) neuromuscular mechanisms responsible for acute adjustments (arousal, muscle fatigue) and chronic adaptations (aging, gender, limb immobilization, strength training) in humans

FALKE, Joseph J. – (Chemistry & Biochemistry) molecular understanding of biological sensory and signaling pathways, including the switching of receptors and signaling proteins between their "on" and "off" signaling states

FLESHNER, Monika – (Integrative Physiology) neuroendocrine and immune consequences of stress in physically active vs. sedentary organisms

FOX, Jeffrey S. – (Mathematics) representation theory of topological groups, K-theory and applications of operator algebras to differential geometry

GILLEY, Phillip M. – (Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences) functional neurodynamics of sensory processes, including multisensory integration

HAN, Min – (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) signal transduction pathways affecting morphogenesis and nuclear migration and anchorage; functions of lipid synthesis/metabolism in development, behavior and human diseases

HARVEY, Lewis O., Jr. – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) psychophysical mechanisms of spatial vision, visual memory, signal detection theory, psychophysical methods and principles of Gestalt organization

HERNANDEZ, Theresa D. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) epilepsy, brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy

ITO, Tiffany A. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) affect, attitudes, emotion, and prejudice, integrating psychological and physiological measures

JOHNSON, Thomas E. - (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Integrative Physiology) genetic bases of life extension, stress resistance, and alcoholism

JONES, Kevin - (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) analyses of the role of neurotrophins (nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4/5) in neural development

KIM, Albert. - (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) The neural bases of human language processing, using ERP studies of written and spoken word and sentence comprehension

LEBOURGEOIS, Monique – (Integrative Physiology) Early development changes in sleep and circadian physiology and behavior; health and developmental consequences of challenging the sleep/circadian systems; social/demographic predictors and outcomes of sleep in at-risk children; relationship between sleep, brain development, and behavior.

LINK, Chris – (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Integrative Physiology) using C. elegans to model aspects of Alzheiemer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

LOWRY, Christopher – (Integrative Physiology) neural mechanisms underlying anxiety states, effects of stress on serotonergic neurotransmission in the brain, stress physiology, peripheral immune activation, serotonergic neurotransmission and emotional behavior

LYNCH, G. Robert – (Emeritus, Integrative Physiology) examination of how seasonal changes in photoperiod (=daylength) trigger physiological adjustments in reproduction, thermoregulation and behavior

MAIER, Steven F. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) understanding how organisms adapt to challenge, including environmental, immunological, pharmacologcial or sensory events

McQUEEN, Matt – (Integrative Physiology) investigation of genetic determinants underlying complex disease, with a particular interest in psychiatric, behavioral and neurologic disorders

MENN, Lise – (Emerita, Linguistics) psycholinguistic and computational modeling of functional syntax to understand aphasic syntactic deficits; acquisition and on-line use of morphological rules

MEYER, Francois G. – (Electrical Engineering) image processing, biomedical signal and image analysis, image and video compression, and diverse applications of wavelets to signal and image processing

MITTAL, Vijay A. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) schizophrenia, adolescent brain and endocrine development, prenatal insult

MIYAKE, Akira – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) the nature and organization of working memory and executive control functions as well as their roles in complex cognitive activities, such as language processing and learning, visuospatial thinking, and problem solving

MOORE, Russell L. – (Integrative Physiology) the influence of physiological (exercise) and pathological (advanced aging and heart failure) stressors on myocardial Ca2+ regulation, contractile function, and associated membrane currents

MOZER, Michael C. – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Computer Sciences) neural networks; machine learning; cognitive neuroscience of vision, attention, and awareness; computational modeling

MUNAKATA, Yuko – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) cognitive development from infancy through childhood, using converging evidence from behavior, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on working memory, problem-solving skills, and spatial cognition

NORRIS, David O. – (Integrative Physiology) natural and anthropogenic environmental factors acting through neuroendocrine pathways so to affect development, sexual maturation, seasonal reproduction, and aging

OLSON, Richard K. – (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Psychology & Neuroscience) etiology and remediation of reading disabilities; genetic and environmental influences on reading and related language deficits

O’REILLY, Randall C. – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) biological and computational bases of human cognition, using computational modelling of neuronal function

PALMER, Amy E. – (Chemistry and Biochemistry) chemical biology, biosensor design, imaging of signal transduction pathways

RAMIG, Lorraine – (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences) voice and speech disorders in individuals during normal again and with neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease

RAMSBERGER, Gail – (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences) neurologic, cognitive, linguistic and social variables that contribute to communicative success for people with acquired language disorders

RICHARDSON, Emily D. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) neuropsychological correlates of decline in daily living abilities of older adults, and cognitive and biological interventions to ameliorate risk of decline in aging populations

RUDY, Jerry W. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) the complementary contributions that the hippocampus and neocortex make to learning and memory; the influence that immune products have on memory

SADAGOPAN, Neeraja – (Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences) effects of aging and neurological disease on the neuromotor control and learning of speech; language-motor interactions in speech production

SADDORIS, Michael – (Psychology and Neuroscience) TBD

SHERWOOD, David E. – (Integrative Physiology) acquisition and control of voluntary movement in children and adults

SMOLEN, Toni N. – (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Psychology & Neuroscience) biochemical and neurochemical mechanisms that underlie initial sensitivity to drugs of abuse, and the development of drug tolerance and dependence

SPENCER, Robert L. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) stress neurobiology; neurocircuit control of stress response adaptation; glucocorticoid hormoe regulation of clock gene in brain

STITZEL, Jerry A. – (Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Integrative Physiology) use of genetic strategies to identify the underlying biological bases for the behavioral and physiological actions of drugs of abuse with special emphasis on nicotine

STOWELL, Michael – (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) structure and mechanism at the chemical synapse

TSAI, Pei-San – (Integrative Physiology) functional and structural evolution of neuropeptides, regulation of neurohormone secretion and neural control of reproduction

WACHTEL, Howard – (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Neural bioengineering, technological approaches to cognitive dishabilities, neural effects of electromagnetic fields, head injury biophysics

WAGER, Tor – (Psychology & Neuroscience) use of fMRI imaging to study brain pathways involved in generating and regulating pain and emotion, and the cognitive and affective mechanisms that implement control, and interventions that include placebo and manipulations of cognitive context.

WATKINS, Linda R. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) pain regulatory systems, immune regulation of brain and behavior, brain/stress regulation of immune system function;neurobiological and psychological impacts of stress

WEHNER, Jeanne M. – (Emeritus, Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Psychology & Neuroscience) genetic and biochemical regulation of sensitivity and tolerance to alcohol, genes that are essential for learning and memory processes, and genes regulating individual differences in learning ability

WEILAND, Barbara J. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) application of neuroimaging to study neural mechanisms involved in addiction, the interaction of liability and environment in risk, and the effect of substance use on the brain

WIDNER, Robert L. – (Institute of Cognitive Science; Psychology & Neuroscience) effects of aging and neurodegenerative diseases on memory performance and complex skill acquisition/retention

WILLCUTT, Erik. – (Psychology & Neuroscience) identification of etiological factors that lead to the development of psychopathology, with a specific focus on childhood disruptive disorders and learning disabilities

WRIGHT, Kenneth P. – (Integrative Physiology) sleep and circadian regulation of human brain function, physiology and behavior

XUE, Ding – (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) mechanisms of programmed cell death (apoptosis) using genetic, molecular, biochemical and structural biological approaches

YIN, Hang (Hubert) – (Chemistry & Biochemistry) structure-based drug design and membrane protein regulation; drug discovery of new pharmacotherapies for treating pain; development of exogenous peptide and small-molecule agents that target transmembrane helices

YOSHINAGA-ITANO, Christine – (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences) development of speech and language deaf and hard-of-hearing children, early identification and early intervention of children with hearing loss