Primary Faculty

Elise Cope, Ph.D., Neuroscience FacultyElise Cope, Ph.D.

Perineuronal Nets and Microglia in Hippocampal Plasticity

Jeffrey T. Corwin, Ph.D.Jeffrey Corwin, Ph.D

Regeneration of Auditory Receptor Cells


Jaeda Coutinho-Budd, Neuroscience FacultyJaeda Coutinho-Budd, Ph.D.

Neuron-glia and glial-glial interactions


Ukpong Eyo, Ph.D.Ukpong Eyo, Ph.D.

Microglia in Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Alban Gaultier, Ph.D.

Alban Gaultier, Ph.D.

Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, Neurodegenerative & Autoimmune Diseases


Tajie Harris, Ph.D.

Tajie Harris, Ph.D. (BIG Center Director)

Immune Response to CNS Infections


Lulu Jiang, Ph.D. M.D.

Lulu Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. 

Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Alex Kuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Chia-Yi (Alex) Kuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Neuro-Immune Interactions


Kevin Lee, Ph.D.

Kevin Lee, Ph.D.

Neuronal Vulnerability

Serena Liu, Ph.D.

Jeh-Ping Liu, Ph.D.

Spinal Cord Development

Tsai-Yi Lu, Ph.D.

Oligodendrocyte lineage

John Lukens, Ph.D.John Lukens, Ph.D.

Neuroinflammatory disease

Mary Peace McRae, PharmD, PhD

Interplay of HIV and opioids that impact antiretroviral efficacy within the brain.

Jung-Bum Shin, Ph.D.Jung-Bum Shin, Ph.D.

Auditory Neurobiology

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D. (Department Chair)

Role of Glial in Neurological Illnesses and Cancer

Scott Zeitlin, Ph.D.

Scott Zeitlin, Ph.D.

Huntington’s Disease