Neuroscience Program Faculty and Their Research

Regular GSBS Faculty

Mark J. Alkema  Seminar Director
C. elegans behavorial genetics

Christelle Anaclet
Neuronal circuitry regulating the sleep-wake cycle

Neil Aronin
Huntington’s disease

Ingolf Bach
Neuronal Cell Fate Specification

Claire Y. Bénard
Maintenance of nervous system architecture: making it is not good enough

Daryl A. Bosco
Mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; protein misfolding

Judson A. Brewer
Neuroimaging related to mindfulness training; fMRI in neurofeedback

Robert H. Brown, Jr.
Genetics and molecular pathogenesis of neuromuscular diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Vivian Budnik
Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity

Alexandra Byrne
Mechanisms of axon regeneration and degeneration in the aging nervous system

Roger Davis
Mechanisms by which growth factors regulate cellular proliferation

Paul R. Dobner  
Regulation of neuroendocrine gene expression

William V. Dube
Developmental disabilities: Animal models and clinical studies

Patrick Emery
Circadian Rhythms and Photoreception in Drosophila

Michael M. Francis
Mechanisms of neuronal signaling in C. elegans

Jean A. Frazier
Neurodevelopmental disorders

Marc R. Freeman
Unwrapping glial biology in Drosophila

Kensuke Futai
The roles of inhibitory neurons in neuropsychiatric diseases

Fen-Biao Gao
Neuronal MicroRNAs and Neurodegeneration

Paul D. Gardner
Molecular analyses of ion channel genes and signal transduction pathways during neuronal differentiation. Developmental studies of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene expression. Ion channel gene expression in schizophreniza.

Lawrence J. Hayward
Ion channelopathies, motor neuron disease, and Neuromuscular Channelopathies

David N. Kennedy
Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics

Hemant Khanna
Photoreceptor Cell Biology

Anastasia Khvorova
Novel oligonucleotide formulations for gene silencing

Daniel L. Kilpatrick
Transcriptional control of neurogenesis

Jean King
Post-traumatic stress disorder

William R. Kobertz
Structure, function and modulation of ion channels

John E. Landers
Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS

José R. Lemos
Stimulus-secretion coupling at nerve terminals

Jack L. Leonard
Cellular and Molecular Events that Mediate Thyroid Hormone Action in the Brain

Hong-Sheng Li
Neuronal signal transduction and degeneration in the fly eye

Gilles E. Martin
Drugs of abuse and memory

William J. McIlvane
Interdisciplinary studies of developmental disabilities

Haley E. Melikian
Cocaine- and antidepressant-sensitive monoamine transporters. Emphasis on transporter trafficking, regulation, and transporter structure-function relationships.

Constance M. Moore
Neuroimaging Research

Melissa J. Moore
Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Metabolism

Sonia Ortiz-Miranda
Opioid effects on ion channels and neuropeptide release

Claudio Punzo:
Neuro-Degeneration in the Retina

Steven M. Reppert
Molecular neuroethology. (Reppert Lab)

Joel D. Richter
Translational control of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory

Ann R. Rittenhouse
Calcium channels and neuronal plasticity

Evgeny I. Rogaev
Molecular genetic mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases and dementia

Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.
Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Schizophrenia

Sean P. Ryder
RNA binding proteins; post-transcriptional regulation of myelin formation and nematode development

Charles G. Sagerström
Zebrafish developmental neurobiology

Dori Schafer
Neuron-Glia Interactions Regulating Synaptic Circuit Development and Plasticity

Gyongyi Szabo
Immune alterations induced by alcohol consumption, including neuroinflammation

Andrew R. Tapper
Neurobiology of Addiction

Jonathan K. Watts
Therapeutic gene silencing with chemically modified antisense oligonucleotides"

David R. Weaver Graduate Program Director
Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms

Yang Xiang
Molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying behavior

Zuoshang Xu
Neuronal cytoskeleton and motor neuron disease

Ronghua ZhuGe
Intracellular localized Ca2+ signaling.

Douglas M Ziedonis
Substance abuse disorders; addiction co-occurence with mental illness

Jill A. Zitzewitz
Protein Misfolding and Disease

Special and Contributing GSBS Faculty

Susan Billings-Gagliardi
Medical Education

Julie A. Jonassen
Medical Education

Alonzo H. Ross 
Phosphatidylinositol phosphatase, PTEN, CNS stem cells, and NGF signal transduction

William J. Schwartz
On the Neurobiology of Circadian Timekeeping

Thomas W. Smith
Clinical Neuropathology

Ajay K. Wakhloo

Adjunct Faculty

Carlos Lois 
Assembly of neuronal circuits, neuronal replacement, and the cellular mechanisms of behavior

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