Faculty members on the Danforth and Medical Campuses.

Their research programs include cell/molecular biology, genetics, imaging, computational biology, behavioral studies, and other areas of expertise. They are scientists and physician scientists.  Some on the list below are engaged exclusively in Neuroscience Research; others incorporate Neuroscience Research as part of a broader research program.

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Richard Abrams, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • Attention
  • Motor control
  • Perception

Samuel Achilefu, PhD

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Optical molecular imaging
  • Molecular probes
  • Nanomaterials

Arpana Agrawal, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Genetic and environmental underpinnings of substance-related behaviors

Gustav Akk, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • GABA
  • ion channels
  • nicotinic recepetors 

Ream Al-Hasani, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Understanding the endogenous opioid systems to defeat addiction, ameliorate affective disorders, and relieve chronic pain

Kari Allen, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Timing and ecological correlates of brain size evolution, brain proportions, and cranial anatomy in primates
  • Use of cranio-dental anatomy to reconstruct ecological adaptations (e.g. Feeding ecology) in the fossil record

Hongyu An, DSc

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Develop novel imaging methods to deepen our understanding on pathophysiology and improve clinical diagnosis and patient management

Usha Andley, PhD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Topics

  • Aging
  • Heat shock proteins
  • Protein structure 

Andrey Anokhin, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Genetic and neurobiological bases of personality and psychopathology

Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Topics

  • Innate immunity
  • Angiogenesis
  • Retinal degeneration

John Atkinson, MD

Medicine

Research Topics

  • innate immunity in human disease
  • identifying the genetic basis of retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL)

Michael Avidan, MBBCh

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • intraoperative awareness
  • postoperative cognitive alteration
  • brain monitoring during surgery
  • postoperative outcomes

Martha Bagnall, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Microcircuitry of sensory-motor transformations in the zebrafish

David Balota, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • Visual word recognition
  • Semantic memory
  • Priming on implicit memory tests
  • Attention systems that modulate performance
  • senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type

Dennis Barbour, MD, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Research Topics

  • Encoding of sensory information in the brain and how neural circuits can be modified to take on new functions

Randall Bateman, MD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Pathophysiology
  • Biomarkers
  • Predictive diagnostics
  • Treatments in Alzheimer’s Disease

Adam Bauer, PhD

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Optical imaging methods
  • Custom software algorithms
  • Network neuroscience in the healthy brain and in the setting of neurological disease

Amy Bauernfeind, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Neuroanatomical and molecular variation in primates variation in primates

John Baugh, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language, Equity and Environmental Change
  • Linguistic Profiling
  • Econolinguistics

Philip Bayly, PhD

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Research Topics

  • 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

Andy Belden, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • 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

Brain Development, Law, and Policy

Mikhail Berezin, PhD

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Molecular excited states and their reactions
  • Optical contrast agents
  • Cancer

Anjali Bhorade, MD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Topics

  • 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

Laura Bierut, MD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Alcoholism
  • Substance Abuse
  • Genetics

Monica Bishop, MD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Obesity
  • Interpersonal functioning
  • Depression

Kevin Black, MD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Tourette syndrome (TS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease

Pablo Blazquez, PhD

Otolaryngology

Research Topics

  • Function of the Cerebellar-brainstem loop in motor control, spatial orientation and motor learning

Joseph Bloom, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Nicotine dependence
  • Drug metabolism
  • Human genetics

Kendall Blumer, PhD

Cell Biology & Physiology

Research Topics

  • Signaling mechanisms in cardiovascular and neurological disorders

Pascal Boyer, PhD

Anthropology

Research Topics

  • Evolution and Culture
  • Naturalness of Religion
  • Individual and Collective Memory

Walter Boyle, MD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Vascular smooth muscle contraction and relaxation

Todd Braver, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory, attention, and controlled processing

Paul Bridgman, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Cell biology of developing nerve and muscle cells

David Brody, MD, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Michael Bruchas, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Neural circuits
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Neuromodulatory signaling

Robert Bucelli, MD, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acquired immune mediated/ inflammatory myopathies
  • Dementias
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Craig Buchman, MD

Otolaryngology

Research Topics

  • Utility of auditory evoked cortical responses in the pediatric population
  • Electrocochleography as an indicator of cochlear trauma
  • Use of auditory brainstem implants in children with cochlear nerve disorders

Kathleen Bucholz, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • 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

Virginia Buckles, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and etiology of Alzheimer’s disease

Julie Bugg, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • 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

Andreas Burkhalter, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Anatomy and physiology of network of mouse visual cortex

Harold Burton, PhD

Dept. of Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Sensorineural unilateral hearing loss (UHL)
  • Blindness