CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Affiliated Scientists

B | C | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | O | P | S | T | V | W |
Jeffrey R. Balzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
balzerjr@upmc.edu
412-648-9779
Focus: Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; cerebral blood flow.
David A. Brent, M.D. M.S. Hyg.
Professor, Psychiatry
brentda@msx.upmc.edu
412-624-5172
Focus:
Anthony R. Caggiula, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Psychology
tonypsy@pitt.edu
412-624-4501
Focus: Drug-taking behavior and reactivity to stress in laboratory rats and the application of animals models of nicotine self-administration to smoking behavior.
Sujean Choi, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
choisj@pitt.edu
412-624-3699
Focus: Neural circuitry and mechanisms underlying obesity and normal energy homeostasis: food intake, body weight regulation, and metabolism.
Cheryl Fattman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
cfattman@pitt.edu
412-383-7843
Focus: Oxidative stress and apoptosis in Parkinsonian models.
John D. Fernstrom, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
fernstromjd@upmc.edu
412-246-5297
Focus:
Madelyn H. Fernstrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
ferstrommh@upmc.edu
412-246-6473
Focus: Physiological and cognitive factors contributing to body weight change: clinical and basic studies in obesity and eating disorders.
Joseph M. Furman, M.D. Ph.D.
Professor, Otolaryngology
furmanjm@upmcedu
412-647-2117
Focus: Measuring human vestibular and ocular motor function.
Gerald F. Gebhart, Ph.D.
Professor, Anesthesiology
gebhartgf@upmc.edu
412-383-5911
Focus: Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Robert B. Gibbs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
gibbsr+@pitt.edu
412-624-8185
Focus: Estrogen, brain aging, and cognition.
Bruce Goldstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
bruceg@pitt.edu
412-624-4533
Focus: Physiological psychology, perception sensory physiology, and cognitive psychology. (Textbook author)
Gretchen L. Haas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
haasgl@upmc.edu
412-383-5476
Focus: Neurocognitive substratum of social behavior; nerocognitive and psychosocial abnormalities in schizophrenia.
Milos D. Ikonomovic, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Neurology
ikonovicmd@upmc.edu
412-383-8900
Focus: Alzheimer's disease.
Richard J. Jennings, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
jenningsjr@msx.upmc.edu
412-624-2039
Focus: Relationship between psychological processes, cariovascualr, and cerebrovascualr responses in adul humans.
William E. Klunk, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
klunkwe@msx.upmc.edu
412-648-8620
Focus: Alzheimer's disease: A-beta neuroimaging and neurotoxicity.
Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. M.Sc. F.R.C.S.(C)
Professor, Neurological Surgery
kondziol@neuronet.pitt.edu
412-647-6782
Focus: Neural transplantation therapies, movement disorders, and radiobiological effects of stereotactic radiosurgery in normal brain and brain tumor models.
Patricia D. Kroboth, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
krobothpd@msx.upmc.edu
412-624-8137
Focus: Neurosteroids and other factors that affect sensitivity to GABA-agonists.
Scott M. Kulich, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Pathology
skulich@pitt.edu
412-698-9218
Focus: Oxidative stress and MAP kinase signaling in Parkinsonian models.
David J. Kupfer, M.D.
Professor, Psychology
kupferdj@upmc.edu
412-246-6777
Focus: Psychobiology of affective illness and its relationship to diagnosis and treatment.
John S. Lazo, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
lazo+@pitt.edu
412-648-9319
Focus:
Dade L. Lunsford, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Neurological Surgery
lunsford@neurnet.pitt.edu
412-647-6781
Focus: Clinical/experimental applications of guided neurosurgery for the management of brain tumors, vascular malformations and nervous system restoration.
Pravat K. Mandal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
mandalp@upmc.edu
412-973-4090
Focus: Biophysical aspects of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and dementia with lewy body using NMR and MRS spectroscopy.
Chet Mathis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology
mathis@pet.arad.upmc.edu
412-647-0734
Focus: Radiopharmeceuticals for in vivo imaging of 5-HT, DA, ACh, and beta-amyloid.
Carolyn C. Meltzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology
meltzer@radserv.arad.upmc.edu
412-647-0736
Focus: Functional imaging with aam emphasis on neuropharmaceutical studies (serotonin) of aging, late-life depression, and alzheimer's disease.
Adrian C. Michael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
amichael@pitt.edu
412-624-8569
Focus: The development of voltammetric and amperometric sensors for in vivo neurochemical monitoring.
Nancy J. Minshew, M.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
minshewnj@msx.upmc.edu
412-624-0818
Focus: Cognitive and neurobiologic and genetic mechanisms underlying behavior in autism.
Tim D. Oury, Ph.D. M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pathology
tdoury@imap.pitt.edu
412-648-9659
Focus: Oxidants and antioxidants in neurodegeneration and learning.
James M. Perel, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
pereljm@msx.upmc.edu
412-624-2198
Focus: Psychotropic drugs discovery, mechanisms of action and stereospecific effects.
Jay W. Pettegrew, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
pettegre+@pitt.edu
412-648-8541
Focus:
Tony M. Plant, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
plant1@pitt.edu
412-648-9395
Focus: Neurobiology of the onset of puberty in primates.
Michael F. Pogue-Gelle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
mfpg@pitt.edu
412-624-8818
Focus: Nature of genetic laibility to schizophrenia and genetic influences on cognition.
Guy Salama, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology
gsalama+@pitt.edu
412-648-9354
Focus: Optical mapping of electrical activity; excitation-contraction coupling and regulation of ryanodine receptora by nitric oxide.
Walter Schneider, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
walters@pitt.edu
412-624-7061
Focus: Cognitive neuroscience, semantic representation, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging
Robert J. Sclabassi, Ph.D. M.D.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
bobs@neuronet.pitt.edu
692-5093
Focus: Computational neuroscience.
Etienne L. Sibille, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
etienne.sibille@camh.ca
Focus: Neurobiology of depression and aging
Daniel J. Simons, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurobiology
cortex@pitt.edu
412-648-9442
Focus: Sensory physiology of the cerebral cortex
Stuart R. Steinhauer, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
sthauer+@pitt.edu
412-365-5251
Focus: Psychophysiological mechanisms for informaion procession activities in normal individuals and neuropsyhiatric patients.
Connie A. Tompkins, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication Science
tompkins@csd.upmc.edu
412-647-1353
Focus: Cognitive/neurologic underpinnings of language/communicationdisorders in braindamaged adults; nonliteral language comprehension & inference generation
Gonzalo Torres, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurobiology
gonzalotorres@ufl.edu
Focus: Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monamine transporters
Regis R. Vollmer, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
vollm+@pitt.edu
412-648-8565
Focus: Sympathetic nervous system control of cardiovascular function.
Stephen G. Weber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
sweber+@pitt.edu
412-624-8520
Focus: Determination of peptides; selective extraction.
Ronald B. Wetzel, Ph.D.
Professor, Structural Biology
rwetzel@pitt.edu
412-383-5271
Focus: Assembly, structure and cytotoxicity of pathological protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative diseases
David C. Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
dwood@pitt.edu
412-624-4514
Focus: Mechanical stimulus transduction and habituation.