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Neuroscience

Faculty research area(s)

Carolyn Adler

Stem cell biology in planarian flatworms; organ regeneration; transcriptional and cell biological responses to tissue injuries; animal behavior - lab


Richard A. Cerione
Signal transduction growth factor receptors; protein structure; drug design and chemical biology; signaling cues that direct cell proliferation, differentiation and development - lab

Joshua Chappie

Structural biology; biophysics; protein biochemistry; bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems; infection/agent; intracellular trafficking; nucleotide-driven molecular machines; molecular membrane remodeling; protein-nucleic acid interactions


Jonathan Cheetham
Regenerative medicine; peripheral nerve injury and repair; laryngeal function

Ruth Collins
Pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control - lab

Bethany Cummings
Use of mouse modeling, molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics approaches to understand the molecular underpinnings of cardiometabolic and gastrointestinal disease - lab

Matthew DeLisa
Molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering - lab

Joseph Fetcho
Motor control with a focus on hindbrain and spinal cord; optical and genetic approaches for studying neuronal structure and function; regeneration - lab

Jesse Goldberg

Systems neuroscience; neural circuits; motor learning - lab


Gunther Hollopeter

Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking in multicellular systems, in vivo imaging and CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering in C. elegans, protein biochemistry and structural biology of clathrin adaptor complexes - lab

Fenghua Hu
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration - lab

Toshi Kawate
Structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling - lab

David Lin
Axon guidance; neurodevelopment; epilepsy; autism; genomics - lab

Maurine Linder
Regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation

Motoko Mukai
Endocrine disrupting compounds; neuroendocrine regulation; reproductive, developmental, and metabolic health effect of toxic compounds found in food - lab

Linda Nowak
Neurosciences; cellular physiology; receptor pharmacology; membrane biophysics

Kimberly O'Brien
Calcium metabolism and bone health; control of maternal/fetal nutrient; partitioning and cellular mineral transport; micronutrient status in international settings; development of mass spectrometric methodology; pediatric bone health; pregnancy and mineral metabolism in adolescents

Robert E. Oswald
Ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction

Chris B. Schaffer
Advanced optical techniques used to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems with the goal of developing microscopic scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes - lab


Luis Schang

Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection

Carolyn Sevier
Signaling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell - lab

Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab

Holger Sondermann
Structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics - lab

Melissa Warden
Motivated behavior, reward, decisions, neural circuits, neuromodulators, prefrontal cortex, optogenetics, imaging, neurophysiology - lab

Gary R. Whittaker

Entry of viruses into host cells; receptor binding; cleavage-activation of membrane fusion, focusing on structure-function analysis of human and avian - lab


Chris Xu
Optical imaging of neural structure and function - lab

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