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Neuroscience

microscopic imagesThe best scientists are often those that don’t limit their interests to a very narrow field of research but those that seek out multiple areas and approaches to inform their own scientific inquiry. The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) is designed to offer a uniquely interdisciplinary and collaborative graduate school experience, training tomorrow’s neuroscientists in well-funded individual research laboratories supported by numerous institutional state-of-the-art core research facilities. Our PhD trainees carry out cutting-edge, original research and graduate to be leaders in academia, government, industry, and science education. For more information, click here

Program Faculty

  • Abbott, Stephen

    Neurobiology of the autonomic nervous system and the homeostatic control of breathing

  • Bayliss, Douglas A.

    Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

  • Beenhakker, Mark P.

    Circuit mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy

  • Bloom, George S.

    Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

  • Burnsed, Jennifer C

    Pediatrics

  • Campbell, John

    The Neurobiology of Energy Balance

  • Cang, Jianhua

    Mouse Visual System, physiology, functional imaging, genetics, molecular, behavioral, and computational methods

  • Cliffe, Anna

    Herpes Simplex Virus Infection of Neurons

  • Condron, Barry G.

    Regulation and Function Serotonergic Neurons During Development

  • Cope, Elise

    Adult-born neurons, perineuronal nets, and microglia in hippocampal plasticity and behavior in health and disease

  • Coutinho-Budd, Jaeda

    Neuron-glia and glial-glial interactions

  • Deppmann, Christopher

    Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development

  • Dwyer, Noelle

    Neural Development; Cell Division in Neural Stem Cells; Axon Outgrowth and Guidance

  • Erisir, Alev

    Developmental Plasticity and Neuropathology of Synaptic Circuitries.

  • Evans, Tanya M

    Education

  • Ewald, Sarah

    Innate immunity, chronic disease, host-parasite interactions, Toxoplasma gondii, proteomics

  • Eyo, Ukpong Bassey

    Neuroscience

  • Ferris, Heather

    Brain metabolism, cognitive decline, insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease

  • Flowers, Sarah

    Impact of APOE and lipid metabolism on cell function in Alzheimer's disease.

  • Gaultier, Alban

    Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Guler, Ali D.

    Circadian entrainment for the treatment of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases

  • Harris, Tajie H.

    Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS

  • Jiang, Lulu

    The Pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other dementia-related disorders.

  • Kapur, Jaideep

    Seizures, neuronal excitability and plasticity

  • Kuan, Alex

    Neuroscience

  • Kucenas, Sarah C.

    The role of glia in the development, maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system

  • Lampe, Kyle

    Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, redox regulation of stem cell fate, engineering cell-interactive microenvironments

  • Lee, Kevin S.

    Neuronal Vulnerability: A Study of Cellular Mechanism

  • Liu, Jeff Changchia

    Neurosurgery

  • Liu, Xiaorong

    Developing novel neuroprotection strategies to preserve vision in glaucoma

  • Lu, Tsai-Yi

    Neuroscience

  • Lu, Xiaowei

    Wnt/PCP signaling in inner ear development Mouse models for human deafness Wnt/PCP signaling in neural tube closure

  • Lukens, John R.

    Understanding How Immunological Pathways Contribute to Neurodegenerative, Neurodevelopmental, Mental and Behavior Disorders

  • Lunardi, Nadia

    Anesthesiology

  • Lynch, Wendy J.

    Behavioral Pharmacology, Sex Differences, Animal Models of Addiction

  • Mahadevan, Mani S.

    Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

  • Meliza, C. Daniel

    Neural Mechanisms of Pattern Learning and Recognition in the Auditory System

  • Nieh, Edward Horng-An

    Understanding the neural code underlying motivated behaviors like feeding, drinking, and social interaction, with a focus on how malfunction in associated brain areas are involved in diseases like addiction and eating disorders

  • Patel, Manoj

    Understanding the cellular mechanisms by which seizures are initiated in SCN8A epileptic encephalopathy (DEE13) and temporal lobe epilepsy. My lab uses a number of experimental techniques including patch clamp electrophysiology and in vivo seizure monitor

  • Pelphrey, Kevin Archer

    Neurology

  • Perez-Reyes, Edward

    Exploring epilepsy circuits then preventing seizures using gene therapies. Developing drug-inducible genetic switches for insulin replacement gene therapies.

  • Petri, William A.

    Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections

  • Price, Richard J.

    Image Guided Drug and Gene Delivery for Neurodegeneration and Cancer; Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy; Arteriogenesis and Angiogenesis

  • Provencio, Ignacio

    The Role of Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Photic Regulation of Mammalian Circadian Rhythms

  • Provencio, Javier

    Innate Inflammatory Pathways Associated with Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

  • Purow, Benjamin W.

    Novel therapeutic approaches to brain cancers and to other neurologic diseases

  • Ribic, Adema

    Assembly and Plasticity of Neural Circuits

  • Shin, Jung-Bum

    Auditory Neurobiology

  • Siegrist, Sarah

    Regulation of neural stem cell proliferation during development and adulthood

  • Sontheimer, Harald

    Role of Glia in Neurological Illnesses and Cancer

  • Stone, James

    Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Van Horn, John

    Neuroscience

  • Venton, B. Jill

    Analytical Neurochemistry; Dopamine and Serotonin Neurotransmission in Drosophila; Mechanisms of rapid adenosine signaling in rodents

  • Winckler, Bettina

    Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.

  • Wythe, Joshua D

    Cardiovascular Development and Cerebrovascular Pathologies

  • Yates, Paul A.

    Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases.

  • Zeitlin, Scott O.

    Mechanisms of Huntington's Disease Pathogenesis

  • Zong, Hui

    Early detection, cancer prevention, and tumor microenvironment

  • Zunder, Eli

    Single Cell Analysis

  • Zuo, Zhiyi

    Neuroscience and Anesthetic Neuroprotection