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Neurobiology Faculty

Mark Alkema, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor

C. elegans behavioral genetics




Christelle Anaclet, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Neuronal circuitry regulating the sleep-wake cycle


Vivian Budnik

Vivian Budnik, Ph.D., Chair, Professor

Molecular mechanisms of synapse development and plasticity




Alexandra Byrne, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor

Mechanisms of axon regeneration and degeneration in the aging nervous system



Patrick Emery

Patrick Emery, Ph.D. Vice Chair, Professor

Circadian rhythms and photoreception in Drosophila


Michael Francis

Michael Francis, Ph.D. (Francis Lab) 

Associate Professor

Activity-dependent regulation of circuit connectivity and behavior









Kensuke Futai, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor


The roles of Inhibitory neurons in neuropsychiatric diseases



     Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner, PhD. Professor


Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Synaptic Plasticity in Nicotine Addiction


Hong ShengLi

Hong-Sheng Li, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Neuronal regulation of membrane receptor signaling



 Gilles Martin


Gilles Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Drugs of abuse and memory





Haley Melikian, Ph.D., Professor

Monoamine Transporters, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Addiction


Dorothy Schafer

Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Neuron-Glia interactions regulating synaptic circuit development and plasticity



Andrew Tapper

Andrew Tapper, Ph.D., Professor


Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in addiction and neurological disease


Travis Thomson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

David Weaver

David Weaver, Ph.D. Professor

Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms


Yang Xiang

Yang Xiang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Mechanism of sensory processing and behavior


 Associated Faculty

Paul Greer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor



Marc Freeman

Marc Freeman, Ph.D. 

(Freeman Lab) Adjunct Professor

Molecular basis of neuron-glia signaling




Heinrich Gompf, Ph.D. Assistant Professor




Hemant Khanna, Ph.D. Assistant Professor





Claudio Punzo, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor




Steve Reppert

Steven Reppert, M.D. (Reppert Lab)                  
Distinguished Professor Emeritus 

Molecular neuroethology





Steve Treistman

Steve Treistman, Ph.D. Professor