Research Interest: Dr. Heather Adams is a pediatric neuropsychologist who seeks to understand the developmental and behavioral impacts of rare genetic disorders.
Research Interest: Quantitative modelling approaches to the analysis of sensory electrophysiology
Research Interest: Self-motion perception and adaptability of vestibular perception
Research Interest: Creating embodied and intelligent interfaces that transcend learning, communication and wellbeing for people with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Research Interest: Photodynamic therapy and medical image processing
Research Interest: How HIV-1 can disrupt normal cognitive functions by altering homeostasis between microglia and synaptic networks
Research Interest: Neurocognitive and communication deficits in autism and other developmental disabilities
Research Interest: Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vascular system
Research Interest: Lysosomal and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
Research Interest: Focus on understanding how specific neuronal circuits in the early visual system encode visual information and how attention impacts the encoding of visual information.
Research Interest: High-density electrophysiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to investigate neural correlates in rare genetic neurodevelopmental diseases such as Batten disease and Rett syndrome.
Research Interest: Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis
Research Interest: Histology, Human anatomy, Microscopy, Problem-based learning, neurodegenerative diseases, and Medical Education Research
Research Interest: Auditory Neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids.
Research Interest: Molecular basis of glucose sensing in the brain and beta cells
Research Interest: The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception.
Research Interest: Biomedical ultrasound, acoustics, lithotripsy, biological effects of ultrasound.
Research Interest: Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception
Research Interest: Vascular Barrier Research
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle
Research Interest: How we process social information, make meaningful social connections, and how these processes vary across the full spectrum of health and psychiatric illness with a particular focus on schizophrenia-spectrum disorders using behavioral and neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI) methods.
Research Interest: Methodologies that lead to constructing the optimal sequence of treatments in chronic diseases where patients are monitored and treated throughout their life.
Research Interest: How the brain flexibly allocates its limited processing resources to improve behavioral outcomes during cognitive processes, such as attention and working memory
Research Interest: Vulvar Disease, Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis
Research Interest: Basic neurophysiology of schizophrenia and autism
Research Interest: Human neurophysiology in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dyslexia, Autism, Lysosomal Storage disorders, and sports concussions
Research Interest: Nucleic acid modification and repair mechanisms linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, mitochondrial diseases, and cancer.
Research Interest: Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses
Research Interest: Develop new multiphoton imaging capacities and image analysis tools for various experiment settings
Research Interest: Medical, Graduate, and Undergraduate Education
Research Interest: Understanding the neural mechanisms that transform nociceptive input to painful perceptions in humans and how these mechanisms change in chronic pain
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.
Research Interest: Identify the expression patterns of the major categories of stem and progenitor cells of the adult human brain and to use that information to define the signaling pathways that distinguish one progenitor from another, as well as those that distinguish brain tumor stem and progenitor cells from their normal counterparts.
Research Interest: Understanding the neural mechanisms that mediate sensation and action with our hands.
Research Interest: Certified Deaf Interpreters’ experiences working with language deprivation Deaf individuals in medical settings, and Deaf population health and language deprivation.
Research Interest: Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
Research Interest: To define the transcriptional programs driving selective vulnerability and delayed neuron loss after stroke
Research Interest: Understanding of the underlying molecular mechanism in myotonic dystrophy type 1 and type 2.
Research Interest: Uncovering neuro-immune mechanisms driving synapse and neuron turnover as well as microglia dysregulation throughout the lifespan
Research Interest: Imaging Sciences
Research Interest: Cochlear Neurodegeneration
Research Interest: Technology assessment and cost-effectiveness of neurological practices and policies, methods to improve the quality and safety of medical care, and conflicts of interest in research and practice
Research Interest: Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions
Research Interest: Neural mechanisms of visual recovery after stroke; optical correlates and molecular substrates of corneal wound healing and nerve regeneration; LIRIC
Research Interest: Understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
Research Interest: Relating symptomatic treatments to Parkinson’s disease patient outcomes and self-reported symptom burden
Research Interest: Statistical methodology for biomedical and public health applications including semi-parametric and non-parametric methods in missing data problems, measurement error, and survival analysis.
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Research Interest: G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Research Interest: How the visual system transforms spatiotemporally fragmented retinal images into discrete representations of objects and how this transformation becomes compromised during serious mental illness
Research Interest: How the performance of liquid metal batteries depends on transport in their liquid layers
Research Interest: To ameliorate the symptoms of cancer and its treatment by leveraging an understanding how the brain processes the state of the body.
Research Interest: The biology of neural progenitor cells in developing and adult mammalian brain
Research Interest: The electrophysiology of human sensation, perception and cognition, especially in naturalistic environments.
Research Interest: Influence of environmental factors on the development and function of the immune system
Research Interest: Peripheral and spinal nerve regeneration with three-dimensional electron microscopy.
Research Interest: Developing innovative models for delivery behavioral health service for medical and surgical patients and prevention of neuropsychiatric morbidity (e.g. delirium, depression, and dementia) after major surgery among the elders.
Research Interest: Neurobiology of glaucoma, molecular processes that lead to retinal ganglion cell death.
Research Interest: Prevention and early detection of cognitive decline and promotion of successful cognitive aging
Research Interest: Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss
Research Interest: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Research Interest: Auditory and multisensory processing in human listeners, using behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
Research Interest: Glia-neuron interactions during synaptic plasticity in health and disease
Research Interest: Identification of different stem and precursor cell pools in CNS that may be critical for cell replacement therapies or are targets of insults that lead to developmental pathologies.
Research Interest: Neural control of voluntary movements
Research Interest: Human Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroprosthetics
Research Interest: Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy
Research Interest: Investigation of the molecules, receptors, and neural circuits that influence social interactions, including the actions of mammalian pheromones
Research Interest: Neuroimaging
Research Interest: Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing
Research Interest: Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control
Research Interest: Attention multisensory integration sensory and perceptual processing executive function
Research Interest: Effect of the Microbiome/Virome on Mucosal and Systemic Inflammation in Health and Disease
Research Interest: Human Structure and Function
Research Interest: 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.
Research Interest: Vestibular anatomy and physiology, recovery from vestibular injury, vestibular control of head unrestrained gaze.
Research Interest: Neuro stem cell biology and medicine, developing pharmacological and cell based approaches to peripheral and spinal cord injury.
Research Interest: Defining neuro-inflammatory processes that contribute to pathology and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, as well as late CNS effects following radiation exposure
Research Interest: The mechanisms by which early stress exposures, including prenatal maternal anxiety and caregiving stress, may persistently shape children's behavioral and biological health
Research Interest: Developmental Disabilities
Research Interest: Mechanisms of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration within the CNS, primarily Glial Cells and Vascular components of the brain.
Research Interest: Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics
Research Interest: Experimental and Computational Approaches to Sensory Perception
Research Interest: Gary D. Paige, MD, PhD, was the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Rochester Medical Center, also holding joint appointments in Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Biomedical Engineering, and Brain & Cognitive Science. His research focused on how the brain integrates and plastically adapts sensory inputs from the outside world (visual and auditory) with the internal senses (vestibular and somatosensory) to guide meaningful behavior through a cluttered environment.
Research Interest: Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions
Research Interest: Hypothalamus: neuropeptides, neuroplasticity, seizures
Research Interest: Mechanisms, consequences and treatment of sleep disturbance (Canandaigua VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention)
Research Interest: Epilepsy, Spine, Brain Tumors
Research Interest: Visual psychophysics, high-resolution eye tracking and gaze-contingent technology to study spatial updating, foveal vision and control of attention and eye movements at the fine scale
Research Interest: Care and study of individuals with memory disorders
Research Interest: Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Research Interest: Neural control of finger movements; Experiment control systems.
Research Interest: Optical instrumentation, system engineering, optical coherence tomography
Research Interest: Organization and functions of the primate prefrontal cortex
Research Interest: Multisensory integration, social neuroscience and autism spectrum disorder
Research Interest: Dr. Sakano specializes Otology and Neurotology, treating the disorders of the ear and lateral skull base. She also has a research interest in the activity dependent changes of the auditory neural pathways.
Research Interest: Understanding the genetic, cell biological and molecular basis for age-driven proteostatic deterioration
Research Interest: Developing technologies to measure blood flow in the living Eye to examine the condition of the retina in health and disease.
Research Interest: Neural Control of Individuated Finger Movements
Research Interest: Care of patients with movement disorders
Research Interest: Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration
Research Interest: Neuron-neuroglia interactions
Research Interest: Impairments of perceptual function and organization in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders, their relationship to symptom emergence (e.g., in terms of altered predictive coding, or altered contextual modulation) and the possibility of performing visual remediation of low- and mid-level visual disturbances in these conditions.
Research Interest: Activity in groups of neurons is dynamically coordinated to control information processing for goal-directed action
Research Interest: Use virtual reality (VR), multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and machine learning to elucidate the psychological and neural signatures of psychopathologies
Research Interest: Therapeutic and harmful substance use
Research Interest: Understanding neural mechanisms of human visual perception using psychophysics, brain stimulation and computational modeling. Current work includes the study of vision in stroke, low-vision, TBI, autism, cognitive aging and schizophrenia.
Research Interest: Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders.
Research Interest: Clinical applications of advanced neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI (fMRI), MR Spectroscopy (MRS), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), morphometry, Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC)
Research Interest: Intersection of MRI physics and neuroscience
Research Interest: Neural circuit mechanisms underlying cognitive control of sensorimotor functions
Research Interest: Menopause and memory problems, pregnancy and memory problems
Research Interest: Sensory regeneration of the inner ear, or hair-cell regeneration
Research Interest: Optogenetics to study the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in mitochondrial physiology and stress signaling.
Research Interest: Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Substance Abuse; Inhalation Toxicology; Medications for Urologic Disorders (urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pain)
Research Interest: Molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health
Research Interest: Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology
Michelle Carr, Ph.D.