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Neuroscience Program Faculty and Their Research
Regular GSBS Faculty
Dopaminergic Signaling Induces Chromatin-Remodeling in Neurons.
Regulation of transcription and RNA splicing in the central nervous system; relation between cytoskeletal elements and dementia.
Neuronal Cell Fate Specification
Maintenance of nervous system architecture: making it is not good enough
Daryl A. Bosco
Mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; protein misfolding
Robert H. Brown, Jr.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity
Mechanisms by which growth factors regulate cellular proliferation.
Journal Club Director
Regulation of neuroendocrine gene expression.
Developmental disabilities: Animal models and clinical studies.
Seminar Director, 2009-2012
Circadian Rhythms and Photoreception in
Mechanisms of neuronal signaling in
Jean A. Frazier:
Unwrapping glial biology in
The roles of inhibitory neurons in neuropsychiatric diseases
Neuronal MicroRNAs and Neurodegeneration
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.
Translational studies of neuropsychiatric disorders. Gene mapping, pharmacogenetics and gene expression profiling. Transgenic and knock-out animal models. Enyzme replacement and gene transfer therapies. Basic and clinical studies of lysosomal storage disorders.
Lawrence J. Hayward:
Ion channelopathies, motor neuron disease, and Neuromuscular Channelopathies.
David N. Kennedy:
Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics
Photoreceptor Cell Biology
Transcriptional control of neurogenesis.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Structure, function and modulation of ion channels.
John E. Landers
Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS
Stimulus-secretion coupling at nerve terminals.
Cellular and Molecular Events that Mediate Thyroid Hormone Action in the Brain
Neuronal signal transduction and degeneration in the fly eye
Assembly of neuronal circuits, neuronal replacement, and the cellular mechanisms of behavior
Drugs of abuse and memory
Interdisciplinary studies of developmental disabilities
Haley E. Melikian:
Cocaine- and antidepressant-sensitive monoamine transporters. Emphasis on transporter trafficking, regulation, and transporter structure-function relationships.
Cross-Model Development and Plasticity.
Melissa J. Moore:
Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Metabolism
Regulation of Excitatory Synapses in Development and Disease.
Basis of oscillatory nerve activity.
Neuro-Degeneration in the Retina
Steven M. Reppert:
Translational control of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory.
Calcium channels and neuronal plasticity.
Molecular genetic mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases and dementia.
Phosphatidylinositol phosphatase, PTEN, CNS stem cells, and NGF signal transduction.
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
Zebrafish developmental neurobiology
Glycoproteins which regulate axon guidance and migration of neurons in the developing olfactory system.
William J. Schwartz:
On the Neurobiology of Circadian Timekeeping.
Neurobiology of Addiction.
Ajay Wakhloo, M.D.
Modulation of ion channel activity.
Graduate Program Director
Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms.
Neuronal cytoskeleton and motor neuron disease.
Synaptic physiology and activity-dependent plasticity
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Molecular Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Intracellular localized Ca
Douglas M Ziedonis:
Substance abuse disorders; addiction co-occurence with mental illness.
Adjunct and Special GSBS Faculty
Developmental genetics, experimental study of myelin,cytological and ultrastructural methods.
Computer Vision and Image Processing
Joshua J. Singer:
Ion channel behavior and cellular physiological and biochemical processes.
Thomas W. Smith:
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