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Matthew Bellizzi, MD, PhD
Matthew Bellizzi, MD, PhD

Secondary Faculty

Gelbard Lab

Edward Brown, Ph.D.
Edward Brown, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Brown Lab

Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis
Laurel Carney, Ph.D.
Laurel Carney, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Carney Lab

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

Emeritus Faculty

Neurobiology of aging and mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease.
Benjamin Crane, M.D., Ph.D.
Benjamin Crane, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Crane Lab

The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception.
Barbara Davis, Ph.D.
Barbara Davis, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Human structure and function, prematriculation human biology, and medical education.
Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

DeAngelis Lab

Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Dickerson Lab

Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Charles Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Functioning of cerebral neocortex, using neurophysiologic and psychophysical methods to examine mechanisms of spatial orientation
John Foxe, Ph.D.
John Foxe, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Basic neurophysiology of schizophrenia and autism
Edward Freedman, Ph.D.
Edward Freedman, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Freedman Lab

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

Primary Faculty

Fudge Lab

Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses
Lin Gan, Ph.D.
Lin Gan, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Gan Lab

Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
Martha Gdowski, Ph.D.
Martha Gdowski, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Medical, Graduate, and Undergraduate Education
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Gelbard Lab

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

Secondary Faculty

Haber Lab

Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.
Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Marc Halterman Lab

To define the transcriptional programs driving selective vulnerability and delayed neuron loss after stroke
John Hansen, Ph.D.
John Hansen, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Neuro-immune interactions, medical education, and faculty development
Joseph Holt, Ph.D.
Joseph Holt, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Holt Lab

Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions
Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.
Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Huxlin Lab

Neural mechanisms of visual recovery in the adult; advanced physiological optics in the awake-behaving cat
James Ison, Ph.D.
James Ison, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Ison Lab

Analysis of sensory and perceptual function
David Kornack, Ph.D.
David Kornack, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

The biology of neural progenitor cells in developing and adult mammalian brain
Edmund Lalor, Ph.D.
Edmund Lalor, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Lalor Lab

Explore quantitative modelling approaches to the analysis of sensory electrophysiology in humans
Anne Luebke, Ph.D.
Anne Luebke, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Luebke Lab

Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss, at both the molecular and systems levels
Ross Maddox, Ph.D.
Ross Maddox, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Maddox Lab

Auditory and multisensory processing in human listeners, using behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
Mary Maida, Ph.D.
Mary Maida, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Ania Majewska, Ph.D.
Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Majewska Lab

Imaging synaptic structure and function in the visual system.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Rupal Mehta, M.D.
Rupal Mehta, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Mink Lab

Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Secondary Faculty

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

Secondary Faculty

Newlands Lab

Vestibular anatomy and physiology, recovery from vestibular injury, vestibular control of head unrestrained gaze.
Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Mark Noble, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Noble Lab

Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Normal and pathological roles of cyclooxygenase in glia and neurons; Alzheimer's Disease
William O'Neill, Ph.D.
William O'Neill, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Paige Lab

Processing of complex acoustic signals in the central auditory system; echolocation; aging effects on central auditory system
John Olschowka, Ph.D.
John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Neural-immune interactions
Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D.
Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Paciorkowski Lab

Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics
Krishnan Padmanabhan, Ph.D.
Krishnan Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Padmanabhan Lab

Experimental and Computational Approaches to Sensory Perception
Gary Paige, M.D., Ph.D.
Gary Paige, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Paige Lab

Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance
Tania Pasternak, Ph.D.
Tania Pasternak, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Pasternak Lab

Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions
Diane Piekut, Ph.D.
Diane Piekut, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Hypothalamus: neuropeptides, neuroplasticity, seizures
Bethany Plakke-Anderson, Ph.D.
Bethany Plakke-Anderson, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Romanski Lab

Understanding the neural basis of auditory and audiovisual memory processing.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Portman Lab

Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Gil Rivlis, Ph.D.
Gil Rivlis, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Schieber Lab

Neural control of finger movements; Experiment control systems.
Lizabeth Romanski, Ph.D.
Lizabeth Romanski, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Romanski Lab

Organization and functions of the primate prefrontal cortex
Jesse Schallek, Ph.D.
Jesse Schallek, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance

Examining the role of blood flow regulation and capillary level neurovascular coupling in the central nervous system
Marc Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.
Marc Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Schieber Lab

Neural Control of Individuated Finger Movements
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Schor Lab

Targeted therapy for neural crest tumors; neurodegenerative disease.
Robert Schor, Ph.D.
Robert Schor, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Processing of spatial and temporal information by the vestibular system of mammals
Scott Seidman, Ph.D.
Scott Seidman, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Paige Lab

Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration
Peter Shrager, Ph.D.
Peter Shrager, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Shrager Lab

Neuron-neuroglia interactions
Suzanne Stevens, Ph.D.
Suzanne Stevens, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Neural immune interactions
Charles Thornton, M.D.
Charles Thornton, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Thornton Lab

Neurogenetic disorders, including myotonic dystrophy; therapeutics, including antisense approaches.
Patricia White, Ph.D.
Patricia White, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Patricia White Lab

Sensory regeneration of the inner ear, or hair-cell regeneration
Ronald Wood, Ph.D.
Ronald Wood, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Substance Abuse; Inhalation Toxicology; Medications for Urologic Disorders (urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pain)
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Xia Lab

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

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.