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Primary Faculty

Farran BriggsFarran Briggs, Ph.D.
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Focus on understanding how specific neuronal circuits in the early visual system encode visual information and how attention impacts the encoding of visual information.
Linda CallahanLinda M. Callahan, Ph.D.
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Human Structure and Function
Laurel CarneyLaurel H. Carney, Ph.D.Email Laurel

Auditory Neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids.
Ian DickersonIan Dickerson, Ph.D.Email Ian

Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Edward FreedmanEdward G. Freedman, Ph.D.Email Edward

Effects of mild traumatic brain injury (sports-related concussion) on eye-head-hand coordination.
Julie FudgeJulie L. Fudge, M.D.Email Julie

Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses
John FoxeJohn J. Foxe, Ph.D.Email John

Basic neurophysiology of schizophrenia and autism
Martha GdowskiMartha Johnson Gdowski, Ph.D.
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Medical, Graduate, and Undergraduate Education
John HansenJohn T. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Neuro-immune interactions, medical education, and faculty development
David KornackDavid R. Kornack, Ph.D.
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The biology of neural progenitor cells in developing and adult mammalian brain
Anne LuebkeAnne E. Luebke, Ph.D.Email Anne

Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss, at both the molecular and systems levels
Edmund LalorEdmund Lalor, Ph.D.Email Edmund

The electrophysiology of human sensation, perception and cognition, especially in naturalistic environments.
Ania MajewskaAnia K. Majewska, Ph.D.Email Ania

Imaging synaptic structure and function in the visual system.
Ross MaddoxRoss Maddox, Ph.D.Email Ross

Auditory and multisensory processing in human listeners, using behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
Sarah McConnellSarah McConnell, Ph.D.
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Human Structure and Function
M. Kerry O'BanionM. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.Email M. Kerry

Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease and brain radiation injury
Tania PasternakTania Pasternak, Ph.D.Email Tania

Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions
Diane PiekutDiane T. Piekut, Ph.D.
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Hypothalamus: neuropeptides, neuroplasticity, seizures
Krishnan PadmanabhanKrishnan Padmanabhan, Ph.D.Email Krishnan

Experimental and Computational Approaches to Sensory Perception
Martina PolettiMartina Poletti, Ph.D.

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
Lizabeth RomanskiLizabeth M. Romanski, Ph.D.Email Lizabeth

Organization and functions of the primate prefrontal cortex
Peter ShragerPeter Shrager, Ph.D.Email Peter

Neuron-neuroglia interactions
Suzanne StevensSuzanne Y. Stevens, Ph.D.
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Neural immune interactions
Robert SchorRobert Schor, Ph.D.
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Processing of spatial and temporal information by the vestibular system of mammals
Patricia WhitePatricia M. White, Ph.D.Email Patricia

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

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Secondary Faculty

Edward BrownEdward Brown, Ph.D.Email Edward

Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis
Benjamin CraneBenjamin T. Crane, M.D., Ph.D.Email Benjamin

The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception.
Charles DuffyCharles J. Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.Email Charles

Functioning of cerebral neocortex, using neurophysiologic and psychophysical methods to examine mechanisms of spatial orientation
Greg DeAngelisGreg DeAngelis, Ph.D.Email Greg

Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception
Lin GanLin Gan, Ph.D.Email Lin

Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
Harris GelbardHarris A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.Email Harris

Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.
Suzanne HaberSuzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.Email Suzanne

Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
Krystel HuxlinKrystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.Email Krystel

Neural mechanisms of visual recovery in the adult; advanced physiological optics in the awake-behaving cat
Joseph HoltJoseph C. Holt, Ph.D.Email Joseph

Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions
Marc HaltermanMarc W. Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.Email Marc

To define the transcriptional programs driving selective vulnerability and delayed neuron loss after stroke
James IsonJames R. Ison, Ph.D.Email James

Analysis of sensory and perceptual function
Michelle Janelsins-BentonMichelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.
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Understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
Feng LinFeng (Vankee) Lin, Ph.D.Email Feng

Prevention and early detection of cognitive decline and promotion of successful cognitive aging
Margot Mayer-PröschelMargot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.Email Margot

Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Jonathan MinkJonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.Email Jonathan

Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control
Rupal MehtaRupal Mehta, M.D.Email Rupal

Small vessel disease and blood-brain barrier disruption in stroke
Mark NobleMark Noble, Ph.D.Email Mark

Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
Maiken NedergaardMaiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMScEmail Maiken

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 NewlandsShawn D. Newlands, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.Email Shawn

Vestibular anatomy and physiology, recovery from vestibular injury, vestibular control of head unrestrained gaze.
Sergiy NadtochiySergiy M. Nadtochiy, Ph.D.
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Human Structure and Function
Gary PaigeGary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D.Email Gary

Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance
Douglas PortmanDouglas Portman, Ph.D.Email Douglas

Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Marc SchieberMarc H. Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.Email Marc

Neural Control of Individuated Finger Movements
Scott SeidmanScott H. Seidman, Ph.D.Email Scott

Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration
Nina SchorNina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.Email Nina

Targeted therapy for neural crest tumors; neurodegenerative disease.
Jesse SchallekJesse Schallek, Ph.D.Email Jesse

Examining the role of blood flow regulation and capillary level neurovascular coupling in the central nervous system
Charles ThorntonCharles A. Thornton, M.D.Email Charles

Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders.
Hugh XiaHugh Houhui Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.Email Hugh

NMDA receptor signaling, protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) and CREB mediated gene transcription

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Emeritus Faculty

Paul ColemanPaul D. Coleman, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of aging and mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease.
Barbara DavisBarbara J. Davis, Ph.D.
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Human structure and function, prematriculation human biology, and medical education.
William O'NeillWilliam E. O'Neill, Ph.D.Email William

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

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Research Faculty

Bethany Plakke-AndersonBethany Plakke-Anderson, Ph.D.Email Bethany

Understanding the neural basis of auditory and audiovisual memory processing.
Gil RivlisGil Rivlis, Ph.D.Email Gil

Neural control of finger movements; Experiment control systems.
Ronald WoodRonald W. Wood, Ph.D.
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Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Substance Abuse; Inhalation Toxicology; Medications for Urologic Disorders (urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pain)

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Many of our Primary and Secondary Research Faculty, in conjunction with their ongoing research projects, maintain essential teaching roles across multiple fields at the University. These roles include medical education, graduate education and undergraduate education, thus providing a link between current research advancements and students at all levels of University education.