Further information and application materials may be obtained by contacting the Program Committee, Current Students in the program, and members of the Neurobiology & Anatomy Medical School teaching faculty.

Mentor Eligible Faculty


Faculty Member Laboratory Research Focus
Edward Brown III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Brown Lab

Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis

Laurel H. Carney, Ph.D.

Carney Lab

Auditory Neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids.

Benjamin T. Crane, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Crane Lab

The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception.

Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.

DeAngelis Lab

Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception

Charles J. Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Functioning of cerebral neocortex, using neurophysiologic and psychophysical methods to examine mechanisms of spatial orientation

Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Freedman Lab

Effects of mild traumatic brain injury (sports-related concussion) on eye-head-hand coordination.

Julie L. Fudge, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Fudge Lab

Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses

Lin Gan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Gan Lab

Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation

Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.

Haber Lab

Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases

Joseph Christopher Holt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Holt Lab

Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions

Krystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.
James V. Aquavella, MD Professorship in Ophthalmology of Ophthalmology

Huxlin Lab

Neural mechanisms of visual recovery in the adult; advanced physiological optics in the awake-behaving cat

Anne E. Luebke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering  and  Neurobiology & Anatomy

Luebke Lab

Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss, at both the molecular and systems levels

Ania K. Majewska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Majewska Lab

Imaging synaptic structure and function in the visual system.

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics

Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology

Mink Lab

Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc
Professor of Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.

Shawn D. Newlands, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Otolaryngology

Newlands Lab

Vestibular anatomy and physiology, recovery from vestibular injury, vestibular control of head unrestrained gaze.

Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Genetics

Noble Lab

Neural Diseases and Neoplasia

Ernest J. Nordeen, Ph.D.

Ernest Nordeen Lab

Hormonal control of neural and behavioral development

Kathy W. Nordeen, Ph.D.

Kathy Nordeen Lab

Neurobiology of learning and memory

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

O'Banion/Olschowka Labs

Normal and pathological roles of cyclooxygenase in glia and neurons; Alzheimer's Disease

John A. Olschowka, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Education  and  Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

O'Banion/Olschowka Labs

Neural-immune interactions

William E. O'Neill, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Paige Lab

Processing of complex acoustic signals in the central auditory system; echolocation; aging effects on central auditory system

Gary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Paige Lab

Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance

Tatiana Pasternak, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Pasternak Lab

Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions

Lizabeth M. Romanski, Ph.D.
Associate Chair  and  Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Romanski Lab

Organization and functions of the primate prefrontal cortex

Marc H. Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology

Schieber Lab

Neural Control of Individuated Finger Movements

Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair  and  Professor of Pediatrics

Schor Lab

Targeted therapy for neural crest tumors; neurodegenerative disease.

Peter Shrager, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Shrager Lab

Neuron-neuroglia interactions

Patricia M. White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Patricia White Lab

Sensory regeneration of the inner ear, or hair-cell regeneration