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Washington University Faculty Engaged in Neuroscience Research

The table below is intended as a resource to identify Washington University faculty who are engaged in Neuroscience Research.  "Neuroscience Research" is broadly defined, ranging from the study of development and function on a molecular level to inquiries on human behavior. It includes preclinical as well as clinical investigations.  Some on the table below are engaged exclusively in Neuroscience research; others have entered the field by collaboration, bringing unique expertise and background.

For each investigator, note that the last name is a hyperlink to a department or other webpage.  This is a new resource, and is still under contruction.  As this page continues to be finalized, we welcome input.  Please forward any comments to Anneliese Schaefer.

 

Neuroscience Faculty

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Abendschein Dana Medicine
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular injury
  • Stroke 
 
Abrams Richard Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Attention
  • Motor control
  • Perception
 
Achilefu Samuel Radiology
  • Optical molecular imaging
  • Molecular probes
  • Nanomaterials

 
Ackerman Joseph Chemistry
  • Magnetic resonance of intact biological systems
 
Agrawal Arpana Psychiatry
  • Genetic and environmental underpinnings of substance-related behaviors
 
Akers Walter Radiology
  • Optical molecular probes and nanomaterials for diagnosis and staging of cancer 
 
Akk Gustav Anesthesiology
  • GABA
  • ion channels
  • nicotinic recpetors 
  • Neurophysiology
  • Pharmacology
 
Ances Beau Neurology
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • HIV
  • Modeling of multimodal imaging
Andley Usha Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Aging
  • Heat shock proteins
  • Protein structure 
 
Anokhin Andrey Psychiatry 
  • Genetic and neurobiological bases of personality and psychopathology
 
Apte Rajendre Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Innate immunity
  • Angiogenesis
  • Retinal degeneration
 

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 Bagnall Martha   Neuroscience
  • Microcircuitry of sensory-motor transformations in the zebrafish 
 
 Balota David Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Visual word recognition
  • Semantic memory
  • Priming on implicit memory tests
  • Attention systems that modulate performance
  • senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type
 
Barbour Dennis Biomedical Engineering 
  • Encoding of sensory information in the brain and how neural circuits can be modified to take on new functions
 
Barch Deanna Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Psychopathology
  • Development
  • Neuroimaging
 
Bassnett  Steven  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Apoptosis
  • Cataract
  • Differentiation
  • Stem cells
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Fibrillin
  •  Imaging
Bateman Randall  Neurology 
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biomarkers
  • Predictive diagnostics
  • Treatments in Alzheimer’s Disease
 
Bauer Adam Radiology
  • Optical imaging methods
  • Custom software algorithms
  • Network neuroscience in the healthy brain and in the setting of neurological disease 
 
Bayly  Phil   Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Impact, vibration, wave motion, and instability in mechanical and biomedical systems
  • Mechanics of brain injury and brain development
  • Nonlinear dynamic phenomena that underlie oscillatory movements of cells and microorganisms
 
Belden Andrew   Psychiatry
  • Neurodevelopmental substrates of cognitive emotion regulation strategies (early childhood)
  • Biological and behavioral markers of unipolar and bipolar depression (preschool)
  • Neural and behavioral developmental processes associated with adaptive/maladaptive parenting strategies used by caregivers with healthy vs. mood disordered children
 
Ben-Shahar Yehuda  Biology 
  • Behavioral genetics
  • Neuroethology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Molecular and cellular neurobiology
Benzinger Tammie  Radiology 
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Imaging in clinical trials
  • Brain tumors 
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Multimodal imaging 
Berezin Mikhail   Radiology
  • Molecular excited states and their reactions
  • Optical contrast agents
  • Cancer
  • Biophysics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fluorescence
  • Nanotechnology
  • Imaging
  • Spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation 
Bhorade Anjali  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Glaucoma - adult, open angle
  • Neurological disorders of the eye
  • Neuropathy as it affects the visual system
  • Paralytic and restrictive ocular motility disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • Adult strabismus
  • Ultrasonography
 
 Bierut Laura   Psychiatry
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance Abuse
  • Genetics
 
 Bieschke Jan  Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanisms of protein self-assembly/amyloid formation
  • Unconventional chaperones
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics
  • Imaging
  • Cell biology
 Bishop Monica   Psychiatry
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Obesity
  • Interpersonal functioning
  • Depression
 
 Black Kevin   Psychiatry
  • Tourette syndrome (TS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Neuroimaging 
  • Pharmacological fMRI
 Blazquez Pablo  Otolaryngology
  • Function of the Cerebellar-brainstem loop in motor control, spatial orientation and motor learning
 
 Bloom Joseph   Psychiatry
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Drug metabolism
  • Human genetics
 
 Blumer Kendall   Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Signaling mechanisms in cardiovascular and neurological disorders
 
 Bogdan Ryan  Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • How genetic and environmental factors shape brain function, behavior, and psychopathology 
  • fMRI
  • EEG/ERP
  • Pharmacologic challenge
 Boime Irving   Developmental Biology
  • Placental and pituitary hormone genes 
 
 Bonni Azad  Neuroscience
  • Neuronal connectivity
  • Brain development
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Ubiquitin signaling
  • Transcriptional epigenetic mechanisms
 Botteron Kelly   Psychiatry
  • Structural brain differences in children and adolescents with affective disorders, attention deficit disorder and autism
 
 Boyle Walter   Anesthesiology
  • Vascular smooth muscle contraction and relaxation
  • Molecular mechanisms
  • Computer-based image analysis techniques
  • Phamacological
  • Biochemical
 Braver Todd  Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory, attention, and controlled processing
  • Computational modeling
  • fMRI
  • Behavioral studies
 Bridgman Paul  Neuroscience
  • Cell biology of developing nerve and muscle cells
  • Neurobiology
  • Imaging
  • Axon
  • Cytoskeleton 
 Brody David   Neurology
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
 
 Bruchas Michael   Anesthesiology
  • Neural circuits
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Neuromodulatory signaling
  • Circuits
  • Molecular/cellular
  • Systems
 Bucelli Robert   Neurology
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acquired immune mediated/ inflammatory myopathies
  • Dementias
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
 
 Bucholz Kathleen   Psychiatry
  • Development and course of alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • Effects of alcohol dependence on health services use and costs
  • Ethnic differences in psychiatric disorders
 
 Buckles Virginia   Neurology
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and etiology of Alzheimer’s disease 
 
 Bugg Julie  Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Top-down vs. stimulus-driven control mechanisms 
  • Environmental contingencies moderates use of top-down control
  • Differential effects of normal aging on multiple levels of cognitive control
 
 Burkhalter Andreas  Neuroscience
  • Anatomy and physiology of network of mouse visual cortex 

 
 Burton Harold  Neuroscience
  • Sensorineural unilateral hearing loss (UHL) 
  • Blindness
  • Imaging
  • Cognition
  • Neurobiology 

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 Cairns Nigel   Neurology
  • Pathological proteins in frontotemporal diseases
  • Dementias 
  • Histological
  • Biochemical
  • Cell biological 
 Campbell Meghan   Neurology
  • Cognitive and behavioral sequelae associated with movement disorders
  • Behavioral
  • Neuroimaging 
 Cao Yu-Qing   Anesthesiology
  • Episodic and chronic migraine 
  • Electrophysiology
  • Time-lapse imaging
  • Anatomical tracing
  • Single neuron profiling
  • Mouse genetics
  • Behavioral assays
 Carlson Bruce   Biology
  • Sensory neuroscience
  • Evolutionary neuroscience
  • Neuroethology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Imaging
  • Behavior
 Carney Robert   Psychiatry
  • Depression in cardiovascular disease
 
 Carpenter Brian  Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Clinical psychology of aging
  • Late-life family communication
  • Alzheimer's disease knowledge in older adults
  • End of life mental health issues
 
 Carpenter David   Neurology
  • Clinical research in cerebrovascular disease 
 
 Carter Alex   Neurology
  • Brain plasticity at the network level
  • Stroke 
  • Resting state functional connectivity MRI
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Activity-based therapies
 Cashikar Anil   Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Multivesicular Body Biogenesis
  • Functional Analysis of TorsinA and its Role in DYT1 Dystonia
 
 Cavalli Valeria   Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms of peripheral nervous system (PNS) regeneration
  • Identify potential targets for therapeutic interventions in central nervous system injury and traumatic PNS injuries
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Live imaging
 Cavallone Laura   Anesthesiology
  • Role of glutamate metabotropic receptor 5 antagonists in the treatment of inflammatory pain
  • perioperative management and anesthesia for ENT and Head and Neck surgery
 
 Cavazos-Rehg Patricia   Psychiatry
  • Reduction of health and mental health disparities among underserved populations
  • Risk behaviors associated with substance abuse and dependence
 
 Chen Li-Shiun   Psychiatry
  • Precision medicine
  • Clinical trials Genetics of smoking cessation and treatment
  • Implementating smoking cessation treatment in patients with mental illness
  • Cross-population and longitudinal studies
  • Public health genomics  
 
 Chen Shiming  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Molecular mechanisms regulating photoreceptor gene expression in healthy and diseased retinas
  • Mouse models
  • Gene therapy
  • Epigenetic regulators
 Chen Zhou-Feng   Anesthesiology
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of itch sensation 
 
 Chi Luqi   Neurology
  • Sleep apnea
  • Effectiveness of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular system
  • CPAP adherence trials 
 
 Chicoine Michael   Neurosurgery
  • Biology of brain tumors
  • Mechanisms underlying invasion of gliomas and meningiomas
  • Evaluations of lipopolysaccharide as an antitumoral agent
  • Assessment of tumor growth upon brain function
  • Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) 
 
 Ching ShiNung   Electrical & Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control of Neural Systems
  •  Active Inference of Brain and Large-Scale Networks
  • Methods for Closed-Loop Neuroactive Drug Delivery
  • Pharmacodynamic modeling
  • Electrophysiology
  • Biophysical neuronal systems 
 Chole Richard   Otolaryngology
  • Role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in cholesteatoma 
 
 Cicero Theodore   Psychiatry
  • prescription opioid epidemic
  • epigenetics 
 
 Cirrito John   Neurology
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Synaptic regulation
  • Signaling pathways
  • In vivo microdialysis
  • In vivo amperometry to detect proteins
  • EEG/EMG
 Clifford David   Neurology
  • HIV-associated dementia
  • painful peripheral neuropathies in HIV
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • cryptococcal meningitis
  • toxoplasma encephalitis
  • primary CNS lymphoma
  • cytomegalovirus encephalitis/radiculomyelitis
  • HIV myelopathy 
 
 Cloninger Robert   Psychiatry
  • Characterizing the genotypic and phenotypic architecture of mental disorders as non-linear dynamic systems, primarily in analysis of genome-wide association studies
 
 Colonna Marco   Pathology & Immunology
  • Plasmacytoid dendritic cells and IFNα/β in host defense and autoimmunity
  • Innate immune mechanisms in Alzheimer`s disease and neurodegeneration
 
 Connolly Anne  Neurology 
  • Duchenne and Congenital muscular dystrophy
  • Autoantibodies
  • Inherited neurologic diseases affecting children 
  • Mouse models 
 Conrad Don  Genetics 
  • Variation in human chromosome structure
  • Causes of new mutation
  • Variation in mutation rate
  • Human reproduction
 
 Conroy Glenn  Neuroscience
  • Human evolution
  • Primate evolution
  • GIS 
  • Imaging
  • Paleontology 
 Conturo Tom  Radiology     
 Constantino John  Psychiatry 
  • Influence of genetic and environmental influences on childhood social development
  • Genetic structure of autism spectrum disorders
  • Prevention of child maltreatment and its consequences
  • Intergenerational transmission of attachment 
 
 Conway Charles   Psychiatry
  • treatment-resistant depression (TRD) phenomenology
  • novel treatments for TRD
  • neuroimaging of mood disorders
  • bipolar disorders 
 
 Cooper John   Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
  • Dendritic spine morphology and dynamics
  • Synaptic morphology and dynamics
  • Actin polymerization, assembly and turnover
 
  • Molecular and genetic perturbations
  • Low-light fluorescence imaging of live-cel preparations
  • Biochemistry of purified proteins
 Corbetta Maurizio   Neurology
  • Elucidating the brain mechanisms of cognitive function and their recovery after brain injury 
  • Behavioral methods
  • Functional/anatomical neuroimaging
 Corbo Joseph   Pathology & Immunology
  • Transcriptional networks in the retina
  • Mechanistic basis of color vision
  • Cis-regulatory basis of human uniqueness and neuropsychiatric disease
  • neurobiology
  • genomics
  • transcriptional networks
  • systems biology
 Covey  Douglas  Developmental Biology
  • Neuroactive steroids
  • Neuroprotective steroids
  • Cholesterol homeostasis
  • Steroid effects on the physical properties of cellular membranes
 
 Cristancho Pilar  Psychiatry 
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 
 
 Criswell Susan  Neurology 
  • Environmental risk factors for parkinsonism 
  • PET and MRI as non-invasive biomarkers of neurotoxic exposures 
 Cross Anne  Neurology
  • Inflammation and demyelination in the central nervous system 
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Animal models
 Cruchaga Carlos  Psychiatry 
  • Genetic basis of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke and other neurodegenrative disorders 
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Quantitative endophenotypes
 Cui Jianmin  Biomedical Engineering 
  • Molecular basis of electrical signaling in normal and diseased cardiovascular and nervous systems 
  • Design ultrasound protocols for drug & gene delivery
  • Molecular biology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Fluorescence optical measurement
  • Kinetic modeling
  • Protein dynamics simulation 
 Culican Susan  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Cellular mechanisms of inter-ocular competition in visual development 
 
 Culver Joseph  Radiology 
  • Brain development
  • Neurovascular coupling
  • Diffuse Optical Tomography
  • Neurophotonics
  • Calcium imaging

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 Dacey Ralph  Neurosurgery 
  • Intracerebral microcirculation 
  • Colloid cysts of the third ventricle
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Intra-operative imagine in neurosurgery
 
 Dani Adish  Pathology & Immunology
  • High-resolution imaging of synaptic architecture and function 
 
 Davidson Lisa  Otolaryngology 
  • How perceptual and cognitive abilities interact to determine relative benefits of sensory devices for children with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss 
 
 Day Keith  Neurology 
  • Memory and cognition in epilepsy
  • Glutamate neurotransmission in epilepsy
  • Surgical outcomes in epilepsy
  • Multimodal analysis of epilepsy 
 
 deBruin Gabriela  Neurology 
  • Identifying diagnostic measures to aid in the early and accurate diagnosis of patients with rapidly progressive dementias
  • Characterizing the spectrum of sleep disorders 
 
 Derdeyn Colin  Radiology 
  • Cerebrovascular
  • Hemodynamics
  • Ischemia 
  • PET
  • MR
  • Endovascular 
 Dhand Amar  Neurology 
  • Social determinants of neurological diseases 
 
 Dhar Raj  Neurology 
  • Neurocritical care
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Cerebral edema
  • Neuroimaging
  • 15-Oxygen PET
  • Genomics
 DiAntonio Aaron  Developmental Biology 
  • Neural circuits in development and disease 
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Axon degeneration
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Synapse biology
  • Drug screens
Dikranian Krikor  Neuroscience 
  • Neuronal and glial cell degeneration 
 
 Diringer Michael  Neurology 
  • Impact of therapeutic regimes on cerebrovascular hemodynamics and metabolism 
 
 Disabato Brianne  Psychiatry 
  • Major depressive disorder
  • OCD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorders 
 
 Diwan Abhinav  Medicine 
  • Targeting lysosomal pathway in Alzheimer's disease, amyloid cardiomyopathy
  • Regulators of lysosome machinery
  • C. elegans
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Disease modeling in cells, mice
 Dobbins Ian  Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Interaction of Episodic Memory and Decision-Making
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Decision modeling
  • Brain imaging with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) 
Dorn Gerald Medicine 
  • Cellular, Molecular, and Genetic Studies of Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure 
 
 Dorward Ian  Neurosurgery 
  • Outcomes and value assessment in neurosurgery
  • Evaluation of the role of the vestibular system in the development of spinal deformity
  • Innovations in patient safety 
 
 Dosenbach Nico  Neurology 
  • Brain development
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Mulimodal MRI
  • Wearable sensors
  • Computation
 Dougherty Joseph  Genetics 
  • Neurogenomics
  • Autism
  • Psychiatric genetics
  • Vascular biology
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammation
 Dowling Joshua  Neurosurgery 
  • Outcomes of surgical treatments for pain, movement disorders, and epilepsy 
 
 Duchek Janet  Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Cognitive mechanisms that underlie the attention and memory deficits seen in healthy aging and early stage dementia of the Alzheimer type 
 
 Dunn Gavin Neurosurgery 
  • Molecular and cellular basis of the immune response to glioblastoma in preclinical and translational settings
  • Cancer immunogenomics
  • Clinical trials

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 Earhart Gammon Physical Therapy 
  • Movement disorders (Parkinson's disease)
  • Gait
  • Rehabilitation
  • Movement analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Neuroimaging
 Eggebrecht Adam Radiology
  • Mapping of brain function especially in autism spectrum disorder, Parkinson's, bedside imaging in ICU
  • Hardware development
  • Software and algorithm development
  • Applications from basic science to clinical care 
 
 Eisenman Lawrence  Neurology 
  • Evaluation and treatment of adults with epilepsy including diagnosis, pharmacological treatment and intensive evaluation for surgical treatment including video/EEG monitoring 
 
 Eisenstein Sarah  Psychiatry
  • D2 dopamine receptor and reward-related behavior in obesity and schizophrenia
  • Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on mood in Parkinson disease
  • Pharmacological/neurobiological bases for comorbidity of substance abuse and mental health disorders
  •  PET neuroimaging
 English Tammy  Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Socio-cultural and situational influences on emotion regulation
  • Adult development in emotion and emotion regulation
  • Consequences of emotion regulation for social functioning, psychological well-being, and physical health
 
 Evers Alex  Anesthesiology 
  • Molecular mechanisms of anesthetic action - Proteomics of GABAA receptors 
  • Anesthetics
  • Photolabeling
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Proteomics 

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 Faddis Brian  Otolaryngology 
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying tissue damage in both peripheral and central auditory structures 
 
 Fagan Anne   Neurology
  • Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma biomarkers of early stage Alzheimer’s Disease
 
 Farber  Nuri  Psychiatry
  • Cell death
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Histology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical trials
 Fehr  James  Anesthesiology
  • Assessment of pediatric resident’s management of simulated acutely ill pediatric patients 
  • Evaluating the communication and performance of pediatric rapid response teams in managing simulated acutely deteriorating pediatric patients
  • Evaluating of the management of decompensating simulated ECMO patients and a project evaluating the management of acutely deteriorating patients with sickle cell disease
 
 Ferguson  Thomas  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other retinal degenerative diseases 
  • Mouse models
 Firszt Jill   Otolaryngology
  • Bilateral and unilateral cochlear implants in adults and children
  • Asymmetric hearing and unilateral hearing loss
  • Speech recognition
  • Behavioral and electrophysiologic measures with electrical stimulation and optimization of speech processor mapping 
 
 Florence  Juliane  Neurology
  • Neuromuscular disorders
 
 Ford  Andria  Neurology
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Neurological complications of Sickle Cell disease
  • Carotid atherosclerosis
  • MR-Oxygen metabolism
  • MR-Cerebral blood flow
  • Perfluorocarbon nanoparticle
 Freedland  Kenneth  Psychiatry
  • Depression as a risk factor for multiple hospital readmissions in patients with heart failure
  • Stepped care for depression and self-care in patients with heart failure 
  • Methodological aspects of behavioral intervention research
 
 Frieden  Carl

 Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

  • ApoE proteins
  • Alzheimer's disease 
  • Protein folding
  • Intrinsically disordered proteins
 
 Friess  Stuart


Pediatrics

  • Effects of delayed secondary insults on white matter injury following traumatic brain injury 
 
 Fucetola  Robert  Neurology
  • Aphasia
  • Brain injury/concussion
  • Forensic neuropsychology 

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 Gaffrey  Michael  Psychiatry
  • Emotional development in both healthy preschoolers and those at increased risk for depression
  • Study of preventive interventions for autism spectrum disorder during infancy 
  • Brain imaging techniques 
 Galindo  Rafael  Neurology
  • Understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that regulate neuronal survival and death in the injured neonatal brain 
 
 Gautam  N  Anesthesiology
  • Signaling
  • Cell behavior
  • Optogenetics
  • Imaging
  • Molecular biology
 Genin  Guy  Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Interfaces and adhesion in nature, physiology, and engineering 
 
Gereau  Robert  Anesthesiology
  • Pain mechanisms
  • Optogenetics
  • Electrophysiology
Ghoshal  Nupur  Neurology
  • Mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders
  • Tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Progranulin protein in frontotemporal dementia 
 
 Glowinski  Anne Psychiatry
  • Youth depression
  • Youth suicidal behavior
  • Early socio-emotional behavioral development
 
Goebel  Joel  Otolaryngology
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Balance disorders
  • Meniere's disease
  • Facial nerve injuries
  • Skull base tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular disorders 
 
Golden  Judith Anesthesiology 
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic pain, preclinical and translational research 
 
 Gordon  Jeffrey Pathology & Immunology
  • Role of the human gut microbiome in health and disease, notably childhood undernutrition and obesity 
  • Systems biology
  • Gnotobiotic animal models 
  • Global health
  • Microbiota-directed therapeutics
 Gordon  Mae Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Biostatistics
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus 
 
 Grant  Julia Psychiatry 
  • Developmental behavioral genetics, with a primary focus on alcohol, cannabis, and other illicit drug use, abuse, and dependence in adolescence and adulthood 
 
 Green  Leonard Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Choice and decision-making
  • Self-control
  • Behavioral economics
  • Discounting of delaed and probabilistic outcomes 
 
 Grucza  Richard Psychiatry 
  • Roles of genes and environment in alcohol and drug dependence 
 
 Guilliams Kristin  Neurology 
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Vasculopathy
  • Neuroimaging
  • Clinical trials
 Gurnett  Christina Neurology 
  • Genetic basis of musculoskeletal diseases affecting children
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Clubfoot
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Sequencing 
 Gutmann  David Neurology 
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain development
  • Stem cells
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular/genetic
 

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 Hale  Sandra Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Developmental changes in speed of information processing across the life span
  • Role of age-related and other individual differences on other aspects of cognition
 
 Hallahan  Dennis  Radiation Oncology
  • Molecular targets for drug development in cancer 
  • Proteomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Mouse models
 Han  Edward  Neuroscience
  • Neural mechanisms of learning and memory
  • Spatial coding in hippocampal neurons
  • Neuronal circuit dynamics
  • In vivo imaging and electrophysiology
  • Virtual reality and real world behavior
  • Computational modeling
 Hanson  Phyllis  Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions involved in neuronal and synaptic membrane trafficking
 
 Harms Michael   Psychiatry
  • Advanced structural, functional, and diffusion MR acqusitions and analyses to study brain networks in healthy individuals and those with psychiatric conditions
  • Endophenotypes (biological markers) of schizophrenia, psychosis, and early onset (pediatric) depression
  • Quality control of MR data, including rigorous multi-site studies
  • Temporal dynamics of the fMRI response 
  • fMRI 
 Haroutounian Simon   Anesthesiology
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Acute and persistent post-surgical pain
  • Clinical trials
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Quantitative sensory testing 
 Harris  Charles  Medicine
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying metabolic effects of glucocorticoids
  • CRISPR 
 Hartz  Sarah  Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Genetics 
 
 Hassenstab  Jason  Neurology
  • Structural and functional neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment 
 
 Head  Denise Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Neural underpinnings of cognitive aging the contributing factors and effective intervention 
 
 Heath  Andrew  Psychiatry
  • Genetic studies of alcoholism, smoking and drug dependence, depression, suicidality and anxiety disorders, personality disorders
  • Methodological research in genetic epidemiology 
  • Modeling
  • Psychiatry
  • Quantitative genetics 
 Hershey  Tamara  Psychiatry
  • Clinical neuroscience of diabetes and related diseases - Wolfram Syndrome, Parkinson disease 
 
  • Neuroimaging - MRI, fMRI and PET
 Herzog  Erik  Biology
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Sensory neurobiology
  • Glial biology 
  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Behavior 
 Hirose  Keiko  Otolaryngology
  • Innate immunity in the inner ear and its influence on inner ear fluid homeostasis and hair cell degeneration 
 
 Hodzic   Didier  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Role of LINC complexes (Linkers of the Nucleoskeleton to the Cytoskeleton) in nucleokinesis and neuronal migration 
 
Hogan   Ed  Neurology
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Clinical semiology
  • Neuro-imaging 
 
Holtzman  David  Neurology
  • Cellular/Molecular/Biomarker studies of Alzheimer’s disease and neonatal brain injury 
 
Hong  Barry Psychiatry
  • Organ donation 
 
 Holy  Timothy Neuroscience
  • Neural mechanisms of pheromone detection, recognition, and olfactory learning
  • Novel optical methods for recording neuronal activity
 
Hotchkiss  Richard  Anesthesiology
  • New methods for the treatment of sepsis 
 
Hu  Hongzhen  Anesthesiology
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain and itch under physiological and pathological conditions focusing on the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels 
  • Electrophysiological
  • Pharmacological
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Behavioral methods 
Huang  Andrew  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Corneal epithelial wound healing
  • Corneal neovascularization
  • Corneal stromal dystrophies
  • Corneal Stem cells and Dry eye
 
Huettner  James  Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Glutamate receptors
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Stem cell differentiation
  • Synapse biology 
Hyrc  Kris  Neurology
  • Ionic mechanisms of excitotoxic neuronal cell death 
  • Low affinity calcium indicators 

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  • Molecular mechanism of aging and longevity in mammals
 
Izumi Yukitoshi   Psychiatry
  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Long-term potentiation (LTP)
  • Long-term depression (LTD)
  • Modulation of hippocampal function by various drugs 
 

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Jackson  Joshua Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Development and assessment of personality 
 
Jacoby  Lawrence Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Distinction between consciously-controlled and automatic processes 
 
Jacquin  Marc  Neurology
  • Molecular mechanisms of mammalian sensory system development, plasticity and repair 
 
Jain  Siddharth  Neurology
  • EEG as a tool to develop biomarkers predicting neurological injury and brain health in the high risk neonatal population 
 
Jarvis  Michael  Psychiatry
  • Suicide
  • Treatments for significant psychiatric illness - Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 
 
Johnson  Eugene  Neurology    
Ju  Yo-El  Neurology
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Relationship of sleep and risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Functional neuroimaging of sleep disorders
Juknis  Neringa  Neurology
  • Spinal cord injury 
 

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 Karch  Celeste  Psychiatry
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying tauopathies
  • Stem cell models of dementia
  • Molecular genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Stem cell biology
 
 Kass  Michael  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of glaucoma 
 
 Kefalov  Vladimir  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Photoreceptor physiology
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Phototransduction
  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular/genetic manipulations
  • Pharmacology
Kerschensteiner  Daniel  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Neural circuit assembly and visual processing in the retina 
  • Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular biology
 Kharasch  Evan  Anesthesiology
  • Understand the role of hepatic and extra-hepatic drug metabolism and drug transport in the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, toxicity, and variability in patient response to anesthetic and nonanesthetic drugs
 
 Kim  Albert Neurosurgery 
  • Glioblastoma
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Nervous system development
 
 Kim  Joong-Hee Neurology     
 Klein  Robyn Medicine 
  • Cellular and molecular studies of viral and autoimmune encephalitides 
  • Immunology
  • Neurobiology 
 
 Klyachko  Vitaly Cell Biology/ Biomedical Engineering 
  • Regulation of neurotransmitter release at individual synapses
  • Functional roles of presynaptic processes in synaptic plasticity and information processing 
 
 Kotzbauer  Paul Neurology 
  • Parkinson’s disease and a group of related neurodegenerative disorders caused by PLA2G6 gene mutation
  • Mouse and in vitro models
  • Analyses of postmortem brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid
 Kroll  Kristen Developmental Biology 
  • Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of neural development and its dysregulation in neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • Mouse models
  • Neurobiology 
 Kummer  Terrance Neurology 
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • MRI/DTI
  • Microscopy
  • Quantitative histology

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 Lambert  Alan Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Cognitive and affective processes that underlie social and political judgment 
 
 Lang  Catherine Physical Therapy 
  • Effective and efficient, individualized neurorehabilitation in people with stroke, particularly movement and the upper extremity
 
 Larsen  Douglas Neurology 
  • Learning and memory in medical education settings 
 
 Larsen  Randall Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Personality
  • Emotions
 
 Larson-Prior  Linda Radiology 
  • Neuro-dynamics
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Sleep
  • Electrophysiology
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Graph analysis
 Lee  Jin-Moo Neurology 
  • Pathogenesis of amyloid fibrils and amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease
  • Mouse models
  • Cell culture models
  • Test-tube aggregation studies 
 Lenze  Eric Psychiatry 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and cognition
  • Clinical trials
 Lenze  Shannon Psychiatry 
  • Perinatal
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotherapy 
  • Behavioral clinical trials
  • Neuroimaging
 Lessov-Schlaggar  Christina  Psychiatry
  • Brain mechanisms of tobacco dependence
  • Genetic and environmental architecture of tobacco dependence
  • Tobacco use and comorbid drug use and psychiatric illness
 
 Leuthardt  Eric Neurosurgery 
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Advanced techniques for brain mapping
 
 Li  Mingjie Neurology 
  • Lentiviral vectors
  • AAV vectors
  • Tissue-specific expression vector 
 
 Lichtenhan  Jeffery Otolaryngology 
  • Normal and pathologic cochlear physiology
  • Electrophysiology
 Licis  Amy Neurology 
  • Pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Sleep disorders 
 
 Lieu  Judith Otolaryngology 
  • Unilateral hearing loss in children
  • Hearing loss and cognition
 
 Limbrick  David Neurosurgery 
  • Neuronal membrane physiology
  • Patch-clamp electrophysiology
  • CSF proteomics
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Brain tumor biology 
 
Lingle Christopher  Anesthesiology 
  • Functional properties and physiological roles of BK channels
  • Electrophysiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular/Genetic
 Liu  Qin Anesthesiology 
  • How primary sensory neurons detect itch-inducing stimuli
  • How itch signals are encoded and transmitted in the nervous system
  • Molecular and neural pathogenesis of chronic itch conditions 
 
 Loewy  Arthur Neuroscience 
  • Central brain sites that regulate the autonomic nervous system 
  • Viral transneuronal tracing method 
 Lopate  Glenn Neurology 
  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • Autoimmune neuropathy
  • Skin/muscle pathology
  • Clinical trials
 Luby  Joan Psychiatry 
  • Early emotional development
  • Affective disorders
  • Affective neuroscience
 
 Lucey  Brendan Neurology 
  • Alzheimer's disease 
 
 Lukasiewicz  Peter Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Neurotransmitter
  • Synapse
  • Glutamate transporter
  • GABA receptor
  • Retinal information processing 
 
 Lumba  Angela Pediatrics 
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Status epilepticus
  • Neuroimaging
 
 Lustman  Patrick Psychiatry 
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disease
 

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 Mackinnon  Susan Surgery 
  • Peripheral nerve reconstruction
  • Surgical treatments for neuroma
  • Factors associated with increased nerve injury
  • Neurophysiology
  • Animal models
  • Clinical trials
 Madden  Pamela Psychiatry 
  • Identification of genes that contribute to vulnerability to dependence on nicotine and heavy smoking
 
 Mahjoub  Moe Medicine 
  • Molecular mechanisms of centriole biogenesis and ciliogenesis
 
 Mamah  Daniel Psychiatry 
  • Functional Connectivity MRI
  • Diffusion and Structural MRI
  • Cross-Cultural Psychiatry 
  • Psychiatric Nosology
 
 Mar  Soe Neurology 
  • Demyelination
  • Children
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • HIV
  • Headaches 
 
 Marcus  Daniel Radiology 
  • Brain tumors
  • Computer-assisted diagnostics
  • Neuroinformatics 
  • Neuroimaging
  • Machine learning
  • Software engineering
 Margolis  Todd Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the establishment and maintenance of latent neuronal infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) 
 
 Markson  Lori Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Conceptual development and social cognitive development in infancy and early childhood 
 
Matthews  Jose Psychiatry 
  • Human Taste Reward Function
  • Primary Reward Mechanism Dysfunction in Depression
 
 McCallum  Kim Psychiatry 
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity 
 
 McCarthy  John Mathematics
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mathematical interpretations of neuroimaging
 
 McCutcheon  Vivia Psychiatry 
  • Extra-treatment factors that influence recovery from alcohol use disorders in adults, with a particular interest in social/environmental factors
  • Development of substance and behavior problems in children from high-risk families, including examination of gene-environment interplay  
 
 McDaniel  Mark Psychology 
  • Memory
  • Aging
  • Cognitive training
  • Behavior 
 McDermott  Kathleen Psychology 
  • Human memory encoding and retrieval and how they interact
  • Psychological and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques 
 McGill  Bryan Neurology 
  • Neurobiologic basis of autistic spectrum disorders
  • Neurogenetics
 McNeely  Marie Physical Therapy 
  • Movement & neurodegenerative disease 
  • Kinematic
  • Kinetic
  • Electromyographic
  • Videooculographic
  • Neuroimaging 
 Mecham  Robert Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Extracellular matrix assembly and organization
  • Cell-matrix interactions in development
  • Cellular mechanisms associated with connective tissue
  • Remodeling in vascular disease
  • Heritable diseases of connective tissues 
 
 Mennerick  Steve Psychiatry 
  • Glutamate neurotransmission
  • GABA neurotransmission
  • Plasticity
 
 Merbaum  Michael Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Effects of stress on behavior, self-control and the efficacy of various psychotherapeutic treatment strategies 
 
 Mercer  Robert Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Structure and function of cation transport proteins
  • Molecular biology of the Na, K-ATPase
  • Membrane proteins in cultured epithelial cells 
 
 Miezin  Fran Neurology     
 Milbrandt  Jeffrey Genetics 
  • Axon/glial interactions and the responses of neurons and glia to axon injury and disease 
 
 Miller  Timothy Neurology 
  • Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and gene targeted therapies in motor neuron diseases
 
Mirica  Liviu Chemistry 
  • Beta-Amyloid peptides in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biological chemistry 
 Moerlein  Stephen Radiology 
  • Development, translation and clinical application of PET radiopharmaceuticals 
 
 Mohapatra  Durga Anesthesiology 
  • Understand the precise tumor-nerve signaling crosstalk that underlie the initiation and maintenance of chronic pain associated with metastatic bone cancers 
 
 Monk  Kelly Developmental Biology 
  • Glia
  • De/remyelination
  • Schwann cells/ oligodendrocytes
  • Zebrafish/mouse
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Pharmacology
 Monosov  Ilya Neuroscience
  • Neuronal circuits involved in uncertainty-processing
 
 Moore Amy Surgery 
  • Mechanisms involved in partial nerve injury and regeneration, supercharge nerve transfers and drug delivery for improving functional outcomes in patients with nerve injury
 
 Moran  Daniel Biomedical Engineering 
  • Voluntary motor control
  • Neuroprostheses
  • Conrol signals for brain-computer interfaces
 
 Morris  John Neurology 
  • Early identification of Alzheimer's disease 
 
 Morrissey Jeremiah  Anesthesiology 
  • Early diagnosis of kidney cancer
  • Predicting predisposition to acute kidney injury in patients within Intensive Care Units 
 
 Moulder  Krista Neurology
  • Alzheimer's disease 
 
 Musiek  Erik Neurology 
  • Circadian clock genes in the regulation of brain oxidative stress, bioenergetics, and neurodegeneration
  • Apolipoprotein E modulation of oxidative stress responses in the brain
 
 Myerson  Joel Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Behavioral economics
  •  Cognitive aging
 

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Naegle Kristen  Biomedical Engineering 
  • Understanding post-translational modifications in cell signaling networks 
 
 Nagele  Peter Anesthesiology 
  • Perioperative pharmacogenomics
 
 Naismith  Robert Neurology 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
 
 Naunheim  Rose Internal Medicine 
  • Concussion
  • Head injury
  • EEG
 Navsaria  Neha Psychiatry 
  • Risk and resilience in young children
  • Effectiveness of parent-child therapies
  • Ethnic identity development
 
 Nehorai  Arye Electrical & Systems Engineering 
  • Statistical signal processing and imaging 
  • Biologically inspired sensing
  • Genomics
  • Biomedical imaging 
 Nelson  Elliot Psychiatry 
  • Opiod and other drug addiction
  • Contribution of trauma exposure to liability for psychopathology 
 
 Nerbonne  Jeanne Medicine 
  • Molecular, cellular and systemic mechanisms involved in the dynamic regulation of cardiac and neuronal membrane excitability
  • Biochemistry
  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular/genetic 
 Nicholas  Johanna Otolaryngology 
  • Effects of age of cochlear implantation surgery on spoken language development
  • Development of the pragmatic aspects of language, i.e., the social purposes of language 
 
 Nichols  Colin Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Ion channel biology, from the molecular basis of channel function to in vivo physiology and disease 
 
 Nicol  Ginger Psychiatry 
  • Identification and prevention of cardiometabolic risk in mentally ill pediatric populations
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Child mental health care cost and utilization
 
 Nock  Bruce Psychiatry 
  • Paternal exposure to morphine and affect on offspring
 
 Noetzel  Michael Neurology 
  • Pediatric central nervous system injury
  • Traumatic brain injury in children
  • Microsurgery for brachial plexus injuries in infants
  • Cerebral palsy 
 
 Noguchi  Kevin Psychiatry 
  • Neuropathology
  • Cerebellar development
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Histology
  • Pharmacology
  • Transgenic animal models
 Nonet  Michael Neuroscience 
  • Dissecting synapse function and development 
 
 Norris  Scott Neurology 
  • Pathophysiology of dystonia and Parkinson disease
  • Mechanisms of deep brain stimulation 
 
 Novack  Deborah Medicine 
  • Role of NF-KB signalling in bone loss, during bone metastasis, arthritis, and osteoporosis 
 
 Nussenbaum  Brian Otolaryngology 
  • Head and neck tumors, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma
  • Skull base surgery and facial nerve problems
  • Parotid and other salivary gland problems and tumors
  • Thyroid and parathyroid diseases
  • Glomus tumors
  • Throat cancer, throat surgery, conservation surgery of the larynx, free flap reconstruction, sialendoscopy 
 

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 Ohlemiller  Kevin Otolaryngology 
  • Role of genetics in the form and progression of age-related hearing loss (ARHL) 
  • Role of genetics in the form and severity of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
 
 Oltmanns  Thomas Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Assessment of personality disorders, espeically discrepancies between people’s descriptions of themselves and the ways in which they are described by others
 
 O'Malley  Karen Neuroscience 
  • Mechanisms underlying the specification, regulation, and neurodegeneration of dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems
 
 Onken  Michael Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics 
  • Molecular mechanisms of cell motility and cytoskeleton assembly 
 
 Ornitz  David Developmental Biology 
  • FGF signaling in cardiovascular, lung, skeletal, and inner ear development, injury response, and regeneration
  • In vivo mouse models
 Ory  Daniel Medicine 
  • Regulation of cholesterol homeostasis
  • Role of cholesterol in neurodegeneration and steroidogenesis 
 
 Owoso Akinkunle  Psychiatry 
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders, psychosis risk, general medicine-psychiatry interface 
 

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 Padoa-Schioppa  Camillo Neuroscience 
  • Decision making
  • Reward circuits
  • Neurophysiology
 
 Palanca  Ben Anesthesiology 
  • Characterizing the mechanisms whereby anesthetic agents alter intracortical and subcortical neural networks and impair cognitive processes to generate unconsciousness 
 
 Paniello  Randall Otolaryngology 
  • Voice disorders including spasmodic dysphonia, hoarseness, whispering or strained voice, vocal cord paralysis, professional voice problems
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Head and neck including tumors, lymph nodes, masses, biopsies
 
 Pappu  Rohit Biomedical Engineering 
  • Mechanisms of aggregation and neurodegeneration in polyglutamine expansion disorders, specifically Huntington’s disease 
 
 Park T.S.  Neurosurgery 
  • Efficacy of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
  • Outcome of surgical treatment of birth brachial plexus injury
  • Treatment of syringomyelia associated with Chiari l malformation 
 
 Parks  Rebecca Neurology 
  • Multiple sclerosis treatment 
  • Clinical trials 
 Patti  Gary Chemistry 
  • Elucidating metabolic pathways involved in neuropathic pain and aging that may serve as novel therapeutic targets 
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Bioinformatic tools 
 Peelle  Jonathan Otolaryngology 
  • Speech
  • Hearing
  • Aging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Behavior 
 Perlmutter  Joel Neurology 
  • Basal ganglia pathophysiology
  • Development of biomarkers for Parkinson and related diseases
  • Pathophysiology of dystonia
  • Neuroimaging
  • Animal models
  • Systems 
 Perrin  Richard Pathology & Immunology 
  • Novel fluid proteomic biomarkers for early diagnosis, prognosis, and staging of neurodegenerative diseases
 
 Pestronk  Alan Neurology 
  • Diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment of immune, hereditary and degenerative neuromuscular disorders 
 
 Petersen  Steve Neurology 
  • Development of reading
  • Attentional control systems
  • Description of large-scale functional networks
 
 Phillips-Conroy  Jane Neuroscience 
  • How behavioral, demographic and ecological variables function to influence population structure in free-ranging primates 
 
 Piccio  Laura Neurology 
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Animal models
  • Clinical trials 
 Piccirillo  Jay Otolaryngology 
  • Tinnitus
  • Cancer
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
 
 Pincus  Zachary Developmental Biology 
  • Understanding inter-individual variability living systems 
 
 Pineda  Jose Pediatrics 
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury 
 
 Potts  Lisa Otolaryngology 
  • Electrophysiologic measures of the auditory nerve and binaural processing 
 
 Price  Rumi Psychiatry 
  • PTSD 
 
 Proctor  Enola Social Work 
  • Mental health services delivery
  • Post-acute health and mental health community care
  • Outcomes of clinical practice
  • Evaluation of clinical social work
 
 Pruett  John Psychiatry 
  • Functional Brain Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mechanisms Supporting Joint Attention Behaviors
  • Theory of Mind and Higher-Order Relational Reasoning
  • fMRI / fcMRI
  • Experimental Cognitive Psychology
  • Visual Psychophysics
 Puyo  Carlos Anesthesiology 
  • Ventilator Associated Tracheitis (VAT)
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
 

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 Quirk  James Radiology 
  • Use of hyperpolarized noble gas MRI as a biomarker for the detection and characterization of pulmonary diseases 
 

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Racette  Brad Neurology 
  • Parkinson disease etiology
  • Manganese neurotoxicity
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Epidemiology
  • Geographic information systems
  • Neuroimaging
         
Raichle  Marcus Radiology 
  • Functional brain imaging with positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance 
 
Rajagopal   Rithwick Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Pathogenic mechanisms in diabetic retinopathy
  • Neuronal damage in diabetes mellitus 
 
Raman  Barani Biomedical Engineering 
  • Understanding the design and computing principles of biological sensory systems using the relatively simple invertebrate olfactory system
  • Electrophysiology
  • Computational modeling 
 Rao  Lesley Anesthesiology 
  • Predicting individual response to analgesic treatment in painful diabetic neuropathy 
  • Investigation of somatosensory predictors of response to pregabalin in painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
 
 Ravi  Nathan Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Artificial lens
  • Artificial vitreous
  • Nanomedicine
  • Ocular Drug Delivery 
 
 Ray Wilson  Neurosurgery 
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Peripheral nerve regeneration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tissue engineering 
 
 Reiersen  Angela Psychiatry 
  • Genetics of childhood-onset psychiatric disorders including autism, ADHD, and others
  • Childhood precursors to schizophrenia
  • Relationships between psychiatric disorders and neurological disorders
 
 Remedi Maria  Medicine 
  • Diabetes mellitus 
 
 Rice John  Psychiatry 
  • Method development in genetic epidemiology
  • Collection and analysis of family and population data on bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse 
 
 Rich  Keith Neurosurgery 
  • Neuronal and glioma cellular apoptosis
  • Effects of radiation and/or chemotherapy on glioma cell survival and proliferation 
 
 Richards  Cheryl Psychiatry 
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Treating gastrointestinal problems using nonpharmacological methods
 
 Ristvedt  Stephen Psychiatry 
  • Sex differences in responsiveness to health threats
  • Influence of anxiety on health-related behavior 
 
 Rodebaugh  Thomas Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Social anxiety
  • Interpersonal functioning
  • Psychotherapy
  • Systems
 Roe  Catherine Neurology 
  • Preclinical Alzheimer disease  
  • CSF and imaging biomarkers of Alzheimer disease  
  • Driving performance in older adults with and without preclinical Alzheimer disease  
  • Non-cognitive outcomes of Alzheimer disease  Cognitive and brain reserve
  •  Alzheimer disease and cancer  
  • Mood, stress, sensation, and physical abilities in relation to Alzheimer disease
 
 Roediger  Henry Psychology 
  • Human learning and memory
  • Experimental cognitive psychology
 Rogers  Buck Radiation Oncology 
  • Tags proteins and peptides with radioactivity in combination with a gene transfer method to develop a novel imaging/therapy paradigm
 
 Rogers  Cynthia Psychiatry 
  • Neuroimaging biomarkers of abnormal social and emotional development in formerly preterm children
  • Effects of adverse environmental factors on social and emotional development of preterm and full term infants
 
 Rohrbaugh  John Psychiatry 
  • Development of novel laser-based methods for non-contact sensing of physiological activity, and application to the study of stress and emotions 
 
 Rubin Eugene Psychiatry 
  • Psychopathology of dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT)
  • Characterization of presymptomatic DAT and very mild DAT
 
 Rubin Joshua Pediatrics 
  • Biology and treatment of pediatric brain tumors 
 
 Russell John Developmental Biology 
  • CNS (brain and spinal cord) inflammation and pathogenesis in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis 
 
 Rutherford Mark Otolaryngology 
  • Sensory Synaptic Neurophysiology
  • Action Potential Generation
  • Auditory System
  • Structure and Function
  • Molecular Nanoanatomy
  • Patch-clamp Electrophysiology

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 Saccone Nancy Genetics
  • Statistical genetics
  • Complex human diseases
  • Analysis methods
  • Mathematical methods
  • Statistical methods 
 Saccone Scott Psychiatry 
  • Methods of integrating genomic databases into the design, analysis and interpretation of SNP association studies of human disease 
 
         
 Sala-Rabanal  Monica Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Ion channel biology, from the molecular basis of channel function to in vivo physiology and disease 
 
 Salkoff  Lawrence Neuroscience 
  • How ion channels function in physiology and behavior
 
 Salt  Alec Otolaryngology 
  • Inner ear fluids 
  • Drug Delivery to the Inner Ear
  • Infrasound 
 
 Sands  Mark Internal Medicine 
  • Pathophysiology and novel therapies for lysosomal storage diseases 
 
 Santi  Celia Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Aspects of sexual reproduction that involve membrane excitability and control of membrane voltage in spermatozoa, which are essential for the sperm to fertilize the egg 
 
 Santiago  Paul Neurosurgery 
  • Models of metastatic cancer spread to the spine and the coverings of the spinal cord 
 
 Sasaki  Yo Genetics
  • Mechanism of axon degeneration 
 
 Schindler  Suzanne Neurology 
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers
  • Alzheimer's disease
 
 Schlaggar  Bradley Neurology 
  • Development and plasticity of human cognition and language
  • Neuroimaging 
 Schlessinger  Paul Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Molecular mechanisms of BCl-2 family protein function
  • Biophysics of lipids, proteins and their interaction in cells and nanotechnology 
 
 Schmidt Robert  Pathology & Immunology 
  • Demyelinating disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Neuropathology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry
 
 Sharma  Vijay Radiology 
  • Chemical and Radiopharmaceutical Synthesis
  • Imaging of Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers
  • Multidrug Resistance and Blood-Brain Barrier Imaging
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 
 
 Shaw  Paul Neuroscience
  • Molecular/genetic analysis of sleep function 
 
 Shiels  Alan Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Ocular genetics 
  • Genetics
  • Mouse models
  • Pathogenesis
Shimony  Joshua Radiology 
  • Translational Brain MRI Clinical Applications
  • Neurophysiology Modeling Using MRI Methods 
  • Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • fMRI
  • DTI
  • Mathematical modeling 
Shokeen   Monica Radiology 
  • Development and evaluation of small- and macro-molecular agents for multi-modal molecular imaging of cancer and cardiovascular diseases
 
Shoykhet  Michael Pediatrics 
  • Understanding how neurons in specific, behaviorally-relevant circuits are affected by hypoxia, ischemia, and reperfusion during development 
 
 Shulman  Gordon Neurology 
  • Neural mechanisms that underlie selective attention and perception in humans
 
 Siegfried  Carla Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic assessment of glaucoma, including pharmacological, surgical, and laser treatment, patient support and decision making models in glaucoma.
 
 Silva  Jonathan Biomedical Engineering 
  • Predicting how changes in ion channel nano-conformations affect cell and organ electrophysiology 
 
 Skeath  James Genetics 
  • Assymetric cell division
  • Cell-type specific differentiation
 
 Smyser  Christopher Neurology 
  • Neural network development in preterm and term infants as part of an ongoing study examining cerebral abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in prematurely born children
 
 Smyth Matthew  Neurosurgery 
  • Focal cortical cooling for epilepsy
  • Crtical dysplasia
  • Advanced brain imaging
  • Brain stimulation for epilepsy
  • Genetic correlates of craniosynostosis 
 
 Snider  Joy Neurology 
  • Neurodegenerative disorders 
  • Amyloid b-peptide
  • Polyglutamine-containing proteins
 
 Snyder  Lawrence Neuroscience 
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Spatial memory
  • Neuronal basis of fcMRI
  • Neurophysiology
  • Behavior
  • Oxygen polarography
 Snyder-Warwick  Alison Surgery 
  • Facial nerve paralysis and injury
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Microsurgical procedures in children and adults
  • Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Microtia
  • Congenital anomalies 
 
 Sommers  Mitchell Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Speech perception and auditory processing in young, elderly, and individuals with Alzheimer's disease
 
 Sommerville  Brian Neurology 
  • Histopathological and genetic characterization of neurological disorders associated with coenzyme Q10 deficiency
 
 Song  Victor Radiology 
  • Imaging CNS function
  • Pathology 
 
 Soto  Florentina Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Role of ATP-mediated (purinergic) neurotransmission in the mammalian retina 
 
 Spees  William Radiology 
  • in vivo diffusion MR spectroscopy and white-matter functional MRI 
 
 Spiegel  Eric Psychiatry 
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy 
 
Stein  Paul Biology 
  • Spinal cord control of limb movement
  • Scratch reflex in turtles
  • Central pattern generators
 
Strube   Michael Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Self-knowledge
  • Self-esteem
  • Decision making 
 
Suarez  Brian Psychiatry 
  • Development and testing of quantitative methods to assess the transmission of complex phenotypes such as prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, asthma and Parkinson's disease
 
 Sukstansky  Alexander Radiology 
  • Biophysical mechanisms and mathematical models of MR signal formation
  • Diffusion-weighted MRI in the brain
  • Lung imaging with hyperpolarized gases
  • Theoretical analysis of diffusion in inhomogeneous media
  • Computer modeling of MR signal formation 
 
Svrakic  Dragan Psychiatry 
  • Chemical dependency  
  • Personality and Personality Disorder  
  • Genetics of Schizophrenia 
 
 Swarm  Robert Anesthesiology 
  • Epidural Analgesia in Pancreatic Resections
  • Response to analgesic treatment in painful diabetic neuropathy
  • S-TOPS   
 
 Sylvester  Chad Psychiatry 
  • Functional Brain Networks in Childhood Anxiety Disorders 
 

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Taber  Larry Biomedical Engineering 
  • Brain morphogenesis
  • Eye morphogenesis
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Computational modeling
 Taghert  Paul Neuroscience 
  • Circadian physiology and behavior 
  • Drosophila models
  • Neurobiology
 Tandon  Mini Psychiatry 
  • Nicotine exposure, course of childhood ADHD, and disruptive outcomes
  • Parenting as a moderator for disruptive outcomes in early childhood
  • Characterization of disorders in the preschool period, including ADHD
  • Empirically-supported psychotherapies for preschoolers
  • Child maltreatment 
 
 Tempelhoff  Rene Anesthesiology 
  • Epilepsy and anesthetics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cerebral Ischemia, monitoring
  • Post Operative Visual Loss 
 
 Thio  Liu Lin Neurology 
  • Cellular neurophysiology
  • Inhibitory glycine receptors
  • Ketogenic diet 
 
 Thompson  Renee Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Understanding the everyday emotional experience in individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder 
 
 Thoroughman  Kurt Biomedical Engineering 
  • Psychophysical and computational investigation of human motor control and learning 
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Neurobiology
  • Behavior 
 Tian  LinLin Neurology 
  • Neuroimaging biomarkers 
  • Parkinson disease
 
 Todorov  Alexandre Psychiatry 
  • Psychiatric genetics  
  • Study design and methods for genetic epidemiological studies 
 
         
 Treiman  Rebecca Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Language and language disorders
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Systems and behavior 
 True  Heather Cell Biology & Physiology 
  • Epigenetic regulation of phenotypes by propagation of prions in yeast
 
 Tsien  Christina Radiation Oncology 
  • Glioblastoma radiation therapy treatment
  • Imaging biomarkers to improve tumor response assessment and to reduce normal tissue toxicity
  • Translational research for brain metastases and recurrent glioblastoma
 
 Tung  Thomas Surgery 
  • Tissue transplantation
  • Limb Allograft Acceptance
  • Nerve Regeneration 
 
 Tychsen Lawrence  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Neural mechanisms in strabismus 
 
Tye-Murray  Nancy Otolaryngology 
  • Development of speech recognition and discourse comprehension tests
  • Cognitive functions underlying speech recognition and audiovisual integration 
 

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  • Speech perception by hearing-impaired listeners, especially cochlear implant users
  • Perception of talker-specific properties of speech by cochlear implant users, perception of suprasegmental speech characteristics and its relation to learning words
  • Psychoacoustic abilities of cochlear implant users and of persons with unilateral hearing loss
 
         
 Urano Fumihiko  Medicine 
  • Wolfram Syndrome
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Clinical trials
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Computational
 Ushe Mwiza  Neurology 
  • Idiopathic Parkinson disease
  • Multiple systems atrophy
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias
  • Huntington disease 
 

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 Valente Michael  Otolaryngology 
  • Hearing aids 
 
 Van Buren Dorothy  Psychiatry 
  •  Lifestyle interventions for youth with Type 2 Diabetes and their families
  • Psychological treatments for Binge Eating Disorder
  • Family based, behavioral treatments for pediatric obesity
  • Dissemination of evidence based treatments for eating disorders into community practice settings
 
 Van Dillen Linda  Physical Therapy 
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Risk factors
  • Preventative and rehabilitative interventions
  • Movement analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Psychosocial/activity
 Van Essen David  Neuroscience 
  • Cerebral cortex in humans and nonhuman primates: structure, function, connectivity, development, and evolution 
 
 Van Stavern Gregory  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
 
 Van Stavern Renee  Neurology 
  • Primary and secondary stroke prevention and epidemiology of primary intracranial hemorrhage
 
 Varadhachary Arun  Neurology 
  • Inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle 
 
 Vlassenko Andrei  Radiology 
  • Advanced neuroimaging techniques in aging and neurodegenerative disorders 
 

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 Wang Ting  Genetics 
  • Epigenome evolution and epigenetic determinants of cell fate
 
 Wang Yong  Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Develop a novel hybrid noninvasive imaging system for the study of electrical maturation and microstructural changes of pregnant uterus 
 
 Warchol  Mark Otolaryngology 
  • Development and regeneration of sensory receptors and afferent neurons in the inner ear
 
 Weihl  Conrad Neurology 
  • Protein degradation pathways and their relation to aging, muscle weakness and neurodegeneration
 
 Welch  Robinson Psychiatry 
  • Family Therapy and Fluoxetine in the Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa
  • Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Therapy 
 
 Wessel  Ralf Physics 
  • Microcircuit computation
  • Superior colliculus
  • Visual cortex
  • Electrophysiology
  • Optical imaging
  • Computation
 White  Desiree Psychology 
  • Pediatric neuropsychology
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuroimaging
  • Clinical trials
 Wilfley  Denise Psychiatry 
  • Causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity among children, adolescents, and adults 
 
 Winterheld  Heike Psychological & Brain Sciences     
 Womer  Fay Psychiatry 
  • Brain abnormalities in schizophrenia and mood disorders
  • Development of schizophrenia and mood disorders
  • Cross-ethnic comparisons of major psychiatric disorders
 
 Wong Michael Neurology     
 Wood Matthew Surgery 
  • Peripheral nerve grafts
  • Bioengineered nerve and constructs
  • Diagnostics for peripheral nerve trauma
  • Neurophysiology
  • Cellular
  • Animal models
 Woolsey  Thomas Neurosurgery     
 Wozniak  David Psychiatry 
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Animal models of altered development and aging
  • Behavioral pharmacology/ neurotoxicology
  • Behavioral phenotyping
  • Assessing treatment efficacy
 
 Wright  Brenton Neurology     
 Wright  Neill Neurosurgery     
 Wu  Gregory Neurology 
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Innate immunity
  • Blood brain barrier
  • Cellular neuroimmunology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Molecular neuroscience 

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 Xu  Jinbin Radiology     

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 Yablonskiy  Dimitriy Radiology 
  • Advanced quantitative MRI in health and disease
  • Lung MRI with hyperpolarized gases
  • MRI
  • Biophysics
 Yakusheva Tatyana  Otolaryngology     
 Yamada  Kel Neurology     
 Yang  Qin Radiation Oncology     
 Yano  Hiroko Neurosurgery 
  • Huntington's disease
  • Molecular pathogenesis
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular/genetic
 Yoo  Andrew Developmental Biology 
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neuronal reprogramming
  • MicroRNAs
  • Molecular genetics
  • Genomics
  • Human cell disease modeling
 
 Yuan Peng  Cell Biology & Physiology     

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 Zacks  Jeffrey Psychological & Brain Sciences 
  • Event cognition
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Film perception 
  • Systems
  • Computational
  • Neuroimaging 
 Zaidman  Craig Neurology     
 Zazulia  Allyson Neurology     
 Zempel  John Neurology     
 Zhang  Haixia Cell Biology & Physiology    
 Zhang  Weixiong Computer Science & Engineering    
 Zipfel  Gregory Neurosurgery 
  • Effects of amyloid-β on cerebral arteriole function and its contribution to ischemic brain injury, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Mechanisms that underlie cerebral vasospasm and cognitive deficits following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
 
 Zorumski  Charles Psychiatry 
  • Physiology and pharmacology of amino acid neurotransmitters with emphasis on the regulation of responses at glutamate and GABA receptors