CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Disease

Susanne E. Ahmari
Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Elias Aizenman
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Sarah B. Berman
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Edward A. Burton
The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Judy L. Cameron
Effects of ‘everyday life stresses’ on behavior and health.
Jun Chen
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Charleen T. Chu
Mitochondrial homeostasis, dendritic remodeling and autophagy in neurodegeneration.
Donald B. DeFranco
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
C. Edward Dixon
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Yan Dong
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Christopher Donnelly
The molecular pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.
Kenneth N. Fish
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway’s role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Gerald F. Gebhart
Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Aryn H. Gittis
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Michael S. Gold
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Anthony A. Grace
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Steven H. Graham
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
J. Timothy Greenamyre
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Howard G. Gutstein
The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid tolerance and dependence and the interactions of pain and analgesic signaling.
Teresa G. Hastings
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Gregg E. Homanics
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Yanhua Huang
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
David A. Lewis
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia
Colleen A. McClung
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Quasar S. Padiath
Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders
Michael J. Palladino
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Udai Pandey
Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases
Mary L. Phillips
Identifying neural circuitry problems that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders
Ian F. Pollack
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Maria E. Rubio
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Rebecca P. Seal
Studies of neural plasticity in motor disorders and the neural circuits underlying touch and pain.
Susan R. Sesack
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Alexander Sorkin
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Peter L. Strick
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Dandan Sun
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Robert A. Sweet
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Mary Torregrossa
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo
Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.
Robert S. Turner
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Thanos Tzounopoulos
Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing
Amy K. Wagner
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Clayton A. Wiley
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Yan Xu
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Michael J. Zigmond
Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.