Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis
The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception.
Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception
Functioning of cerebral neocortex, using neurophysiologic and psychophysical methods to examine mechanisms of spatial orientation
Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.
Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
To define the transcriptional programs driving selective vulnerability and delayed neuron loss after stroke
Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions
Artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, natural language understanding, robot motion planning, model-predictive control, optimization, human-robot interaction, state estimation, signal processing, machine vision, multi-robot coordination, robotic manufacturing, medical robotics, and autonomous exploration.
Neural mechanisms of visual recovery in the adult; advanced physiological optics in the awake-behaving cat
Understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
Prevention and early detection of cognitive decline and promotion of successful cognitive aging
Deciphering the impact of nutritional, toxicological, viral, and genetic insults, singly and in combination, on mammalian brain development and disease later in life.
Small vessel disease and blood-brain barrier disruption in stroke
Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control
Human Structure and Function
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.
Vestibular anatomy and physiology, recovery from vestibular injury, vestibular control of head unrestrained gaze.
Discovering new treatments for afflictions that lack satisfactory therapies, and to better understand the toxicity of currently used medicines; studies span normal and pathological cell function, with focus on stem and progenitor cells.
Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics
Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance
Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Examining the role of blood flow regulation and capillary level neurovascular coupling in the central nervous system
Neural Control of Individuated Finger Movements
Targeted therapy for neural crest tumors; neurodegenerative disease.
Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration
Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders.
Investigating the role of environmental toxins such as arsenic on the protein phosphatase-1, a regulator of synaptic plasticity and cognition.