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Faculty by Research Area

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  Department and Faculty Area of Study
  Behavioral Science  
  Dr. Joshua Lile human laboratory models of substance use disorders
  Dr. Craig Rush behavioral and pharmacological interventions for the management of stimulant dependence.
  Dr. William Stoops novel treatments of alcohol and stimulant use disorders
  Dr. Michael Wesley  neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, clinical pharmacology
  Dr. Vincent Cassone chronobiology
  Dr. Robin Cooper invertebrate models of neurophysiology
  Dr. Elizabeth Debski retinal development
  Dr. Bruce O'Hara circadian rhythms/genetics
  Dr. Julie Pendergast circadian rhythms
  Dr. Jessica Santollo neuroendocrinology, sex differences, homeostasis, ingestive behaviors
  Dr. Eve Schneider mechanobiology, sensory ecology, ion channels
  Dr. D. Allan Butterfield free radical chemistry/Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Mark Lovell biochemistry of Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Chris Richards nanotechnology in neuroscience, nicotine
  Dr. Clare Rittschof Behavioral plasticity of insects
  Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry  
  Dr. Emelia Galperin biochemistry of congenital disorder
  Dr. Louis Hersh biochemistry of neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr. M. Paul Murphy biochemistry of neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr. David Rodgers  enzymology of neurodegenerative diseases, neuromuscular disorders and pain relief 
  Dr. Maj-Linda B. Selenica molecular pathways and therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Ed Kasarkis neuromuscular disease
  Dr. Greg Jicha  Alzheimer's and related diseases
  Dr. Keith Pennypacker stroke and neurovascular disorders
  Dr. Sharoon Qaiser  headache
  Dr. Tritia Yamasaki movement disorders
  Dr. Warren Alilain spinal cord injury and respiratory dysfunction
  Dr. Adam Bachstetter traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation
  Dr. Guoying Bing Parkinson's disease
  Dr. Luke Bradley biotherapeutics in neuroscience
  Dr. Wayne Cass stimulant abuse
  Dr. Salvatore Cherra synaptic transmission and c. elegans
  Dr. Meifan Amy Chen reactive astrocyte, functions, regulation, and diversity
  Dr. Marilyn Duncan age-related changes in circadian rhythms
  Dr. Greg Gerhardt Parkinson's disease
  Dr. Brian Gold aging and Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Richard Grondin Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases
  Dr. Daniel Lee inflammation, arginine metabolism, amino acid sensing and tauopathies
  Dr. Josh Morganti neurodegeneration, traumatic brain injury
  Dr. Pavel I. Ortinski neurophysiology of drug use
  Dr. Ann Stowe understanding how the immune system shapes neuroplasticity after brain injury
  Dr. Patrick Sullivan CNS injury/mitochondria
  Dr. Linda Van Eldik Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. S. Randal Voss axolotl, tissue regeneration, spinal cord, genetics, genomics, epigenetic
  Dr. Tritia Yamasaki Parkinson's, synucleinopathies
  Dr. Zhiming Zhang neuroimaging/Parkinson's disease
  Dr. Justin Fraser cerebrovascular disease, ischemic stroke
  Pharmaceutical Sciences  
  Dr. Bj√∂rn Bauer blood-brain-barrier/epilepsy
  Dr. Linda Dwoskin nicotine receptors and dependence
  Dr. Anel Jaramillo neurocircuits modulating alcohol abuse, stress, and anxiety
  Dr.Jonghyuck Park  immunoengineering, spinal cord injury, gene therapy, and nanomedicine
  Dr. Jill Turner nicotine addiction
  Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences  
  Dr. Eric Blalock stress/sleep/aging
  Dr. Gang Chen alcohol neurotoxicity
  Dr. Kuey Chu Chen genetics/aging/stress
  Dr. Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt neurobiological and behavioral mechanism of addiction
  Dr. Richard Grondin Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease Treatment
  Dr. Anika Hartz blood-brain barrier/Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Philip Landfield brain aging
  Dr. Chris Norris brain aging, calcium regulation
  Dr. Nada Porter brain aging, calcium regulation
  Dr. Olivier Thibault brain aging, calcium regulation
  Dr. Brian Delisle epilepsy and cardiac function
  Dr. Steve Estus genetics/Alzheimer's disease
  Dr. Gregory Frolenkov cellular function and hearing
  Dr. John Gensel traumatic brain injury
  Dr. W. Brad Hubbard pathobiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  Dr. Lance Johnson brain metabolism aging, Alzheimer's Disease
  Dr. Tim McClintock genomics and olfaction
  Dr. Alexander Rabchevsky treatment of spinal cord injury
  Dr. Kathy Saatman treatment of traumatic brain injury
  Dr. Melinda Wilson estrogen and brain function
  Dr. A. Catalina Velez-Ortega  inner ear sensory organs
  Dr. Tom Adams Improving the understanding of and treatments for anxiety and related disorders
  Dr. Josh Beckmann drug abuse/learning
  Dr. Mike Bardo drug abuse/conditioning
  Dr. Mark Fillmore abused substances and cognitive function in human subjects
  Dr. Justin Kerr Brain Injury, Concussion, Clinical Neuropsychology, Dementia, Cognitive Aging, Executive Functions
  Dr. Mark Prendergast alcohol abuse/neurodegeneration
  Dr. Jessica Weafer alcohol and drug addiction, sex differences, sex hormones
  Dr. Lauren Whitehurst brain and body interactions during sleep and effects on cognition and health

Other mentors not found on this list may supervise independent research activities for BIO 394/ANA394/PSY393 with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Lynda Sharrett. The student must provide Dr. Sharrett with a one-page description of the proposed research activities.

  • Independent research activities supervised by mentors not on this list may be eligible for BIO 394/ANA394/PSY393 (Research in Neuroscience) credit if they provide a significant neuroscience experience. To enable this determination, please write a summary of the proposed research activities (no more than one page) that clearly describes the neuroscience aspects of the project, the hypothesis to be tested, the methods used and your role in the project. Submit this summary to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Lynda Sharrett.