Faculty members on the WashU Danforth and Medical Campuses whose research programs address brain development, function, and changes in disease, trauma and other conditions.

We are scientists and physician scientists with research programs including cell/molecular biology, genetics, imaging, computational biology, behavioral studies, and other areas of expertise.

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Todd Braver, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

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

Jonathan Brestoff, MD, PhD

Pathology & Immunology

Research Topics

  • Immune system
  • Metabolism and metabolic organs
  • Development of obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Thomas Brett, PhD

Medicine

Research Topics

  • Molecular mechanisms of inflammatory signaling in diseases hallmarked by chronic inflammation

Paul Bridgman, PhD

Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Cell biology of developing nerve and muscle cells

Matthew Brier, MD, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Neuroimaging biomarkers of MS

Peter Brunner, PhD

Neurosurgery

Research Topics

  • Brain-computer interfacing
  • Cortical electrophysiology
  • Cognitive electrophysiology

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

William Buchser, PhD

Genetics

Research Topics

  • Idiopathic diseases
  • Sensory neuropathy
  • Autophagy and diseases

 

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

David Bundy, PhD

Neurosurgery

Research Topics

  • Neuroprosthetic research with a particular focus on applications for stroke survivors

Andreas Burkhalter, PhD

Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Anatomy and physiology of network of mouse visual cortex

Harold Burton, PhD

Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Sensorineural unilateral hearing loss (UHL)
  • Blindness

Andrew Butler, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • How the process of retrieving memories: affects the content and phenomenological characteristics of those memories

Meghan Campbell, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Cognitive and behavioral sequelae associated with movement disorders

Laura Campisi, PhD

Pathology & Immunology

Research Topics

  • T cell responses
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, esp. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Immune dysfunctions

Yu-Qing Cao, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Episodic and chronic migraine

Bruce Carlson, PhD

WashU Biology

Keywords: Sensory neuroscience, evolutionary neuroscience, neuroethology

Robert Carney, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Depression in cardiovascular disease

Brian Carpenter, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Topics

  • Clinical psychology of aging
  • Late-life family communication
  • Alzheimer’s disease knowledge in older adults
  • End of life mental health issues

David Carpenter, MD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Clinical research in cerebrovascular disease

Alexandre Carter, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery

Research Topics

  • Brain plasticity at the network level
  • Stroke

Anil Cashikar, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Neuroinflammation
  • Cholesterol metabolism

Daniel Castro, PhD

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Opioids
  • Neuroscience
  • Reward

Valeria Cavalli, PhD

Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Mechanisms of peripheral nervous system (PNS) regeneration
  • Identify potential targets for therapeutic interventions in central nervous system injury and traumatic PNS injuries

Laura Cavallone, MD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Role of glutamate metabotropic receptor 5 antagonists in the treatment of inflammatory pain
  • Perioperative management and anesthesia for ENT and Head and Neck surgery

Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Reduction of health and mental health disparities among underserved populations
  • Risk behaviors associated with substance abuse and dependence

Marina Cella, MD

Pathology & Immunology

Research Topics

  • Understanding immune responses in health and disease, including neurologic diseases

Salim Chahin, MD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Exploring novel outcome measures and biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases

Shantanu Chakrabartty, PhD

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Research Topics

  • Exploring neuromorphic architectures using silicon and biological neurons.
  • Wireless and self-powered neural recording systems.
  • Ultra-low-power integrated circuits and instrumentation.

Baron Chanda, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Structural mechanisms that underlie gating of members of the voltage-dependent ion channel family

Aisling Chaney, PhD

Radiology

Research Topics

  • Molecular imaging
  • Neuroimmune interactions
  • Translational research
  • Myeloid cell responses
  • Neurological and neurodegenerative diseases

Tao Che, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics:

  • Pain-related G protein-coupled receptors
  • Molecular determinant of opioid receptor signaling

Hong Chen, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Research Topics

  • Combines biology, engineering, and medicine to develop ultrasound techniques for noninvasive, targeted, and personalized cancer treatment

Li-Shiun Chen, MD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • 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

Shiming Chen, PhD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Topics

  • Molecular mechanisms regulating photoreceptor gene expression in healthy and diseased retinas

Yao Chen, PhD

Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • The dynamics of neuromodulators and intracellular signals and how they contribute to the function of neuromodulators, to learning, and to the function of sleep

Yasheng Chen, DSc

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Multimodality neuroimage analysis
  • Statistical inference and large data analysis
  • Biomedical computing

Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD

Anesthesiology

Research Topics

  • Molecular mechanisms of allosteric modulation of ligand-gated ion channels

Milan Chheda, MD

Medicine

Research Topics

  • Chromatin regulation and its role in maintaining tumor initiation cells and normal neural stem cells

Luqi Chi, MD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Sleep apnea
  • Effectiveness of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular system
  • CPAP adherence trials

ShiNung Ching, PhD

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Research Topics

  • Dynamics and Control of Neural Systems
  • Active Inference of Brain and Large-Scale Networks
  • Methods for Closed-Loop Neuroactive Drug Delivery

Jaehyung (Gus) Cho, PhD

Medicine

Research Topics

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Platelets
  • Neutrophils

Theodore Cicero, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Prescription opioid epidemic
  • Epigenetics

John Cirrito, PhD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Synaptic regulation
  • Signaling pathways

Brian Clark, PhD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Topics

  • Understand the transcriptional landscape to 1) select an individual progenitor cell to exit the cell cycle, and 2) differentiate as a specific retinal cell type at the appropriate developmental time

William Clark, PhD

Otolaryngology

Research Topics

  • Noise-induced hearing loss (occupational and non-occupational)
  • Auditory physiology
  • Cochlear biomechanics
  • Acoustics

David Clifford, MD

Neurology

Research Topics

  • HIV-associated dementia
  • Painful peripheral neuropathies in HIV
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Toxoplasma encephalitis
  • Primary CNS lymphoma
  • Cytomegalovirus encephalitis/radiculomyelitis
  • HIV myelopathy

C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Characterizing the genotypic and phenotypic architecture of mental disorders as non-linear dynamic systems, primarily in analysis of genome-wide association studies

Marco Colonna, MD

Pathology & Immunology

Research Topics

  • Plasmacytoid dendritic cells and IFNα/β in host defense and autoimmunity
  • Innate immune mechanisms in Alzheimer`s disease and neurodegeneration