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Cell Signaling & Communications

Cell Signaling & CommunicationsProcesses and mechanisms underlying intracellular messaging, excitable membranes, and synaptic and non-synaptic transmission of neural information.

Active Research Laboratories

Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity

Learning, Memory, & Adaptive PlasticityProcesses and mechanisms underlying how early and adult experience modifies behavior and its underlying neural processes.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Haber Lab - Basal Ganglia and Degenerative Diseases
  • Huxlin Lab - Behavioral Studies and Functional Imaging of Visual Function, Plasticity and Rehabilitation After Brain Damage
  • Majewska Lab - The Functional Synapse Group
  • O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - CNS Neuroinflammation Research
  • Romanski Lab - Prefrontal Cortex Research
  • Schieber Lab - Neural Control of Hand and Finger Movements
  • Shrager Lab - Neuron-Neuroglia Interactions
  • Xia Lab - Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity in Memory Formation and Mental Health

Neurobiology of Disease

Neurobiology of DiseaseFundamental pathologic, translational, and clinical processes and genetic predispositions that afflict the nervous system.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab - How the brain processes inputs from our sense organs
  • Crane Lab - Motion Perception & Spatial Orientation
  • Fudge Lab - Anatomy and Neurochemistry of Major Psychiatric Illnesses
  • Gelbard Lab - Glial and Immune Effector Cell Interactions with Synapses During Neuroinflammation
  • Haber Lab - Basal Ganglia and Degenerative Diseases
  • Halterman Stroke Lab - Targeted Therapeutics for Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Huxlin Lab - Behavioral Studies and Functional Imaging of Visual Function, Plasticity and Rehabilitation After Brain Damage
  • Majewska Lab - The Functional Synapse Group
  • Mayer-Pröschel Lab - Impairment of Neural Cell Functions During Developmental Insults
  • Nedergaard Lab - Glial Disease and Therapeutics
  • Noble Lab - Stem Cell Biology and Stem Cell Medicine
  • O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - CNS Neuroinflammation Research
  • Patricia White Lab - Regeneration After Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Portman Lab - Sex Differences in the Development and Function of the C. elegans Nervous System
  • Romanski Lab - Prefrontal Cortex Research
  • Schallek Lab - Investigates blood flow in the living eye
  • Shrager Lab - Neuron-Neuroglia Interactions
  • Thornton Lab - Neurogenetic Disorders
  • Xia Lab - Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity in Memory Formation and Mental Health

Neurodevelopment & Aging

Neurodevelopment & AgingNeural development and aging, including neurogenesis, differentiation, cell death, synaptic specification, and changes in neural organization and function that accompany senescence.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Fudge Lab - Anatomy and Neurochemistry of Major Psychiatric Illnesses
  • Gelbard Lab - Glial and Immune Effector Cell Interactions with Synapses During Neuroinflammation
  • Halterman Stroke Lab - Targeted Therapeutics for Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Huxlin Lab - Behavioral Studies and Functional Imaging of Visual Function, Plasticity and Rehabilitation After Brain Damage
  • Majewska Lab - The Functional Synapse Group
  • O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - CNS Neuroinflammation Research
  • Portman Lab - Sex Differences in the Development and Function of the C. elegans Nervous System
  • Schallek Lab - Investigates blood flow in the living eye
  • Xia Lab - Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity in Memory Formation and Mental Health

Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience

Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems NeuroscienceSensory transduction, central processing and integration of sensory input across modalities, and the neural control of motor output and behavior.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Briggs Lab - Understanding how neuronal circuits in the early visual system encode and process visual information & how spatial attention modulates these activities
  • Carney Lab - Auditory Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab - How the brain processes inputs from our sense organs
  • Crane Lab - Motion Perception & Spatial Orientation
  • DeAngelis Lab - Visual Neuroscience
  • Haber Lab - Basal Ganglia and Degenerative Diseases
  • Holt Lab - Synaptic Pharmacology of the Vestibular Apparatus
  • Huxlin Lab - Behavioral Studies and Functional Imaging of Visual Function, Plasticity and Rehabilitation After Brain Damage
  • Lalor Lab for Computational Cognitive Neurophysiology - Explore quantitative modelling approaches to the analysis of sensory electrophysiology in humans
  • Luebke Lab - Auditory & Vestibular Efferent Systems
  • Maddox Lab - Investigates How the Visual System Interacts with the Auditory System to Improve Selective Attention Under Noisy Conditions
  • Majewska Lab - The Functional Synapse Group
  • Nedergaard Lab - Glial Disease and Therapeutics
  • Newlands Lab - Physiology of the Vestibular System
  • Patricia White Lab - Regeneration After Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Portman Lab - Sex Differences in the Development and Function of the C. elegans Nervous System
  • Romanski Lab - Prefrontal Cortex Research
  • Schallek Lab - Investigates blood flow in the living eye
  • Schieber Lab - Neural Control of Hand and Finger Movements