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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




Last First Department Research Topics Methods/Approach 


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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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Baenziger Nancy Neuroscience    
 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
  • 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 
 Chorbov Vesselin   Psychiatry    
 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
 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    
 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  Internal 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 Internal 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


  • 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
 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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Imai Shin-Ichiro   Developmental Biology
  • 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    
 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    
 Kim  Albert Neurosurgery 
  • Glioblastoma
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Nervous system development
 Kim  Joong-Hee Neurology     
 Klein  Robyn Internal Medicine     
 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     
 Kummer  Terrance Neurology 
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Microscopy
  • Quantitative histology


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 Lambert  Alan Psychology     
 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 Psychology    
 Larson-Prior  Linda Radiology 
  • Neuro-dynamics
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Sleep
  • Electrophysiology
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Graph analysis
 Lee  Jin-Moo Neurology     
 Lenze  Eric Psychiatry 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and cognition
  • Clinical trials
 Lenze  Shannon Psychiatry 
  • Perinatal
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotherapy 
  • Behavioral clinical trials
  • Neuroimaging
 Leon-Guerrero  Christopher Neurology     
 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     
 Lichtenhan  Jeffery Otolaryngology 
  • Normal and pathologic cochlear physiology
  • Electrophysiology
 Licis  Amy Neurology     
 Lieu  Judith Otolaryngology 
  • Unilateral hearing loss in children
  • Hearing loss and cognition
 Limbrick  David Neurosurgery     
Lingle Christopher  Anesthesiology 
  • Functional properties and physiological roles of BK channels
  • Electrophysiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular/Genetic
 Liu  Qin Anesthesiology     
 Loewy  Arthur Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 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     
 Lukasiewicz  Peter Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Lumba  Angela Pediatrics 
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Status epilepticus
  • Neuroimaging
 Lustman  Patrick Psychiatry     


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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     
 Mahjoub  Moe Internal Medicine 
  • Molecular mechanisms of centriole biogenesis and ciliogenesis
 Mamah  Daniel Psychiatry     
 Mar  Soe Neurology     
 Marcus  Daniel Radiology 
  • Brain tumors
  • Computer-assisted diagnostics
  • Neuroinformatics 
  • Neuroimaging
  • Machine learning
  • Software engineering
 Margolis  Todd Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Markson  Lori Psychology     
Matthews  Jose Psychiatry 
  • Human Taste Reward Function
  • Primary Reward Mechanism Dysfunction in Depression
 McCallum  Kim Psychiatry     
 McCarthy  John Mathematics
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mathematical interpretations of neuroimaging
 McCutcheon  Vivia Psychiatry     
 McDaniel  Mark Psychology 
  • Memory
  • Aging
  • Cognitive training
  • Behavior 
 McDermott  Kathleen Psychology     
 McGill  Bryan Neurology 
  • Neurobiologic basis of autistic spectrum disorders
  • Neurogenetics
 McNeely  Marie Physical Therapy     
 Mecham  Robert Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Mennerick  Steve Psychiatry 
  • Glutamate neurotransmission
  • GABA neurotransmission
  • Plasticity
 Merbaum  Michael Psychology     
 Mercer  Robert Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Miezin  Fran Neurology     
 Milbrandt  Jeffrey Genetics     
 Miller  Timothy Neurology 
  • Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and gene targeted therapies in motor neuron diseases
Mirica  Liviu Chemistry     
 Moerlein  Stephen Radiology     
 Mohapatra  Durga Anesthesiology     
 Monk  Kelly Developmental Biology 
  • Glia
  • De/remyelination
  • Schwann cells/ oligodendrocytes
  • Zebrafish/mouse
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Pharmacology
 Monosov  Ilya Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Moore Amy Surgery     
 Moran  Daniel Biomedical Engineering 
  • Voluntary motor control
  • Neuroprostheses
  • Conrol signals for brain-computer interfaces
 Morris  John Neurology     
 Morrissey Jeremiah  Anesthesiology     
 Moulder  Krista Neurology    
 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 Psychology     


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Naegle Kristen  Biomedical Engineering     
 Nagele  Peter Anesthesiology     
 Naismith  Robert Neurology     
 Naunheim  Rose Internal Medicine 
  • Concussion
  • Head injury
  • EEG
 Navsaria  Neha Psychiatry     
 Nehorai  Arye Electrical & Systems Engineering     
 Nelson  Elliot Psychiatry     
 Nerbonne  Jeanne Internal Medicine 
  • Molecular, cellular and systemic mechanisms involved in the dynamic regulation of cardiac and neuronal membrane excitability
  • Biochemistry
  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular/genetic 
 Nicholas  Johanna Otolaryngology     
 Nichols  Colin Cell Biology & Physiology     
 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     
 Noetzel  Michael Neurology     
 Noguchi  Kevin Psychiatry 
  • Neuropathology
  • Cerebellar development
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Histology
  • Pharmacology
  • Transgenic animal models
 Nonet  Michael Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Norris  Scott Neurology     
 Novack  Deborah Internal Medicine     
 Nussenbaum  Brian Otolaryngology     


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 Ohlemiller  Kevin Otolaryngology     
 Oltmanns  Thomas Psychology 
  • 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 Anatomy & Neurobiology 
  • Mechanisms underlying the specification, regulation, and neurodegeneration of dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems
 Onken  Michael Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Ornitz  David Developmental Biology 
  • FGF signaling in cardiovascular, lung, skeletal, and inner ear development, injury response, and regeneration
  • In vivo mouse models
 Ory  Daniel Internal Medicine     
 Owoso Akinkunle  Psychiatry     


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 Padoa-Schioppa  Camillo Anatomy & Neurobiology 
  • Decision making
  • Reward circuits
  • Neurophysiology
 Palanca  Ben Anesthesiology     
 Paniello  Randall Otolaryngology     
 Pappu  Rohit Biomedical Engineering     
 Park T.S.  Neurosurgery     
 Parks  Rebecca Neurology     
 Patti  Gary Chemistry     
 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     
 Pestronk  Alan Neurology     
 Petersen  Steve Neurology     
 Phillips-Conroy  Jane Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Piccio  Laura Neurology 
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Animal models
  • Clinical trials 
 Piccirillo  Jay Otolaryngology     
 Pincus  Zachary Developmental Biology     
 Pineda  Jose Pediatrics     
 Potts  Lisa Otolaryngology     
 Price  Rumi Psychiatry     
 Proctor  Enola 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     


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 Quirk  James Radiology     


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Racette  Brad Neurology 
  • Parkinson disease etiology
  • Manganese neurotoxicity
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Epidemiology
  • Geographic information systems
  • Neuroimaging
Raghavan   Ramesh  Social Work    
Raichle  Marcus Radiology     
Rajagopal   Rithwick Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences    
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  Leslie Anesthesiology     
 Ravi  Nathan Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Ray Wilson  Neurosurgery     
 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  Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Rice John  Psychiatry     
 Rich  Keith Neurosurgery     
 Richards  Cheryl Psychiatry     
 Ristvedt  Stephen Psychiatry     
 Rodebaugh  Thomas Psychology 
  • Social anxiety
  • Interpersonal functioning
  • Psychotherapy
  • Systems
 Roe  Catherine Neurology     
 Roediger  Henry Psychology 
  • Human learning and memory
  • Experimental cognitive psychology
 Rogers  Buck Radiation Oncology     
 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     
 Rubin Eugene Psychiatry     
 Rubin Joshua Pediatrics     
 Russell John Developmental Biology     
 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    
 Saccone Scott Psychiatry     
 Sakiyama-Elbert Shelly Biomedical Engineering 
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Drug delivery
  • Cell transplantation
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular/Genetic
 Sala-Rabanal  Monica Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Salkoff  Lawrence Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Salt  Alec Otolaryngology     
 Sands  Mark Internal Medicine 
  • Pathophysiology and novel therapies for lysosomal storage diseases 
 Santi  Celia Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Santiago  Paul Neurosurgery     
 Sasaki  Yo Genetics    
 Schindler  Suzanne Neurology     
 Schlaggar  Bradley Neurology 
  • Development and plasticity of human cognition and language
  • Neuroimaging 
 Schlessinger  Paul Cell Biology & Physiology     
 Schmidt Robert  Pathology & Immunology 
  • Demyelinating disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Neuropathology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry
 Sharma  Vijay Radiology     
 Shaw  Paul Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Shiels  Alan Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
Shimony  Joshua Radiology     
Shokeen   Monica Radiology     
Shoykhet  Michael Pediatrics     
 Shulman  Gordon Neurology     
 Siegfried  Carla Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Silva  Jonathan Biomedical Engineering     
 Skeath  James Genetics     
 Smyser  Christopher Neurology     
 Smyth Matthew  Neurosurgery     
 Snider  Joy Neurology     
 Snyder  Lawrence Anatomy & Neurobiology 
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Spatial memory
  • Neuronal basis of fcMRI
  • Neurophysiology
  • Behavior
  • Oxygen polarography
 Snyder-Warwick  Alison Surgery     
 Sommers  Mitchell Psychology     
 Sommerville  Brian Neurology 
  • Histopathological and genetic characterization of neurological disorders associated with coenzyme Q10 deficiency
 Song  Victor Radiology     
 Soto  Florentina Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Spees  William Radiology     
 Spiegel  Eric Psychiatry     
Stein  Paul Biology 
  • Spinal cord control of limb movement
  • Scratch reflex in turtles
  • Central pattern generators
Strube   Michael Psychology     
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     
Svrakic  Dragan Psychiatry     
 Swarm  Robert Anesthesiology     
 Sylvester  Chad Psychiatry     


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Taber  Larry Biomedical Engineering 
  • Brain morphogenesis
  • Eye morphogenesis
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Computational modeling
 Taghert  Paul Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Tandon  Mini Psychiatry     
 Tempelhoff  Rene Anesthesiology     
 Thio  Liu Lin Neurology     
 Thompson  Renee Psychology     
 Thoroughman  Kurt Biomedical Engineering     
 Tian  LinLin Neurology     
 Todorov  Alexandre Psychiatry     
 Tran  David Internal Medicine     
 Treiman  Rebecca Psychology 
  • Language and language disorders
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Systems and behavior 
 True  Heather Cell Biology & Physiology     
 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     
 Tychsen Lawrence  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
Tye-Murray  Nancy Otolaryngology     


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Uchanski Rosalie  Otolaryngology     
 Uppaluri Ravi  Otolaryngology     
 Urano Fumihiko  Intenal Medicine 
  • Wolfram Syndrome
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Clinical trials
  • Molecular/genetic
  • Computational
 Ushe Mwiza  Neurology     


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 Valente Michael  Otolaryngology     
 Van Buren Dorothy  Psychiatry     
 Van Dillen Linda  Physical Therapy 
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Risk factors
  • Preventative and rehabilitative interventions
  • Movement analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Psychosocial/activity
 Van Essen David  Anatomy & Neurobiology     
 Van Stavern Gregory  Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     
 Van Stavern Renee  Neurology 
  • Primary and secondary stroke prevention and epidemiology of primary intracranial hemorrhage
 Varadhachary Arun  Neurology     
 Vlassenko Andrei  Radiology     


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 Wang Lihong  Biomedical Engineering     
 Wang Ting  Genetics     
 Wang Yong  Radiology     
 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     
 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     
 Winterheld  Heike Psychology     
 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 Psychology 
  • 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