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Photo of Lane Bekar Lane K. Bekar, Ph.D.
Pharmacology, University of Saskatchewan

Research Focus: Neuromodulators, glial cells, and neurodegeneration
Photo of Michael Bennett Michael V. Bennett, Ph.D.
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Focus: Electrical synapses, gap junctions and hemichannels, NMDA receptors, Global ischemia, delayed neurodegeneration
Photo of Helene Benveniste Helene D. Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.
Anesthesiology, Brookhaven National Labs, Stony Brook University

Research Focus: Applying MRI and other imaging modalities in translational neuroscience studies.
Photo of Daniel ChristensenDanie Christensen, Ph.D.
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.

Research Focus: Investigation of Capillary-level Blood Flow Variability Through the Application of Random Access Multiphoton Microscopy to Cerebral Blood Flow Imaging
Photo of Marisa CotrinaMarisa L. Cotrina, Ph.D.

Research Focus: Role of glia in stroke and traumatic brain injury. Involvement of glia in metabolic brain damage.
Photo of Steven Goldman Steven A. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology, University of Rochester

Research Focus: 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.
Photo of Jeffrey Iliff Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D.
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester

Research Focus: Exploration of how the brain's support cells, called glia, contribute to maintaining the proper environment for neuronal function and how their failure in conditions like vascular dementia, stroke and traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegeneration.
Photo of Ru-Rong Ji Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D.
Anesthesiology, Duke

Research Focus: Chronic pain, such as neural injury-associated neuropathic pain.
Photo of Jian Kang Jian Kang, M.D., Ph.D.
Cell Biology & Anatomy, New York Medical College

Research Focus: The interplay between excitatory and inhibitory synapses; mechanisms underlying epilepsy; roles of astrocytes in synaptic plasticity; properties and functions of K channel, Na channel, GABAA channel and gap-junction hemichannel.
Photo of John Markman John D. Markman, M.D.
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester

Research Focus: Chronic pain associated with nerve injury.
Photo of Anthony Petraglia Anthony Petraglia, M.D.
University of Rochester

Research Focus: Traumatic brain injury and concussion.
Photo of Zeguang Ren Zeguang Ren, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Research Focus: General neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, vascular/endovascular neurosurgery.
Photo of Alcino Silva Alcino Silva, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurobiology, UCLA
Photo of Nathan SmithNathan Anthony Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah Health Care

Research Focus: Neuroglia interactions, Astrocytic Calcium signaling, Epilepsy, and Microglia and astrocytic interactions
Photo of Yoland Smith Yoland Smith, Ph.D.
Neuroscience, Emory University

Research Focus: To understand the pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease (PD) and characterize changes in the synaptic plasticity of the basal ganglia in normal and pathological conditions.
Photo of Takahiro Takano Takahiro Takano, Ph.D.
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester

Research Focus: Purinergic signaling in peripheral nociceptive nerve, neurovascular coupling, stroke injury and astrocytic communication
Photo of Alexander Thrane Alexander S. Thrane
Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway

Research Focus: Roles of astrocytes in neurological disorders by in vivo two-photon laser scanning microscopy.
Photo of Vinita Thrane Vinita Rangroo Thrane
Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway

Research Focus: Roles of astrocytes in neurological disorders by in vivo two-photon laser scanning microscopy.
Photo of Alexei Verkhratsky Alexei Verkhratsky, M.D., Ph.D., DSc
Life Sciences, University of Manchester

Research Focus: Regulation of neuronal endoplasmic reticulum calcium stores by intraluminal calcium
Photo of Fushun WangFushun Wang, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Research Focus: Astrocytic regulation of extracellular potassium and its effect on the activities of neurons.
Photo of Martha Windrem Martha Windrem, Ph.D.
Neurology, University of Rochester