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Neuroscience Graduate Program


Srdjan Antic
Prefrontal and somatosensory cortex; pyramidal neurons; synaptic transmission; excitatory neurotransmitters; the role of dendrites in synaptic integration; and dopaminergic modulation of dendritic excitability.

Rashmi Bansal
Multiple Sclerosis, signaling mechanisms that regulate development, myelination, demyelination and remyelination in transgenic mouse models and in tissue culture.

Elisa Barbarese
Cellular and molecular biology of glia and neurons and their role in multiple sclerosis and autism.

Kyle Baumbauer
 Neurons responsible for transmitting sensory information to the central nervous system; the primary afferents.

Leslie R. Bernstein
Behavioral neuroscience: psychoacoustics.

John H. Carson
RNA trafficking in eucaryotic cells.

Stephen J. Crocker
Stem cells; glia; metalloproteinases; cytokines; development; pathology; tissue culture.

Betty Eipper
Pituitary; peptides; trafficking; enzymes; tissue culture; molecular interactions; neurons.

Marion E. Frank
Gustatory neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, behavior and disorders; processing of chemosensory information by the nervous system; clinical testing of oral chemosensory function in humans.

Duck O. Kim
Neurobiology and biophysics of the auditory system; computational neuroscience of single neurons and neural systems; experimental otolaryngology (otoacoustic emissions); biomedical engineering.

Shigeyuki Kuwada
Neurophysiology and anatomy of mammalian auditory system, principles of binaural signal processing.

Eric S. Levine
Synaptic physiology and plasticity, roles of nerve growth factors and endogenous cannabinoids in hippocampus and cortex.

James Li
Mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal development of the central nervous system; stem cell biology.

Jun Li

Xuejun (June) Li
Stem cells; neural development and degeneration.

Leslie Loew
Morphological determinants of cell physiology; image-based computational models of cellular biology; spatial variations of cell membrane electrophysiology; new optical methods for probing living cells.

Xin-Ming Ma
Synaptogenesis and spine plasticity in hippocampal neurons; estrogen hormones, cocaine, stress and synaptic plasticity.

Richard Mains
Pituitary; peptides; vesicles; enzymes; substance abuse, neuronal cultures, behavior.

Louise McCullough
Basic mechanisms involved in cerebral ischemia.

Royce Mohan
Chemical genetic approaches in corneal angiogenesis, fibrosis and retinal gliosis.

Douglas L. Oliver
Synaptic organization; parallel information processing in the central nervous system; Ionic currents and channel expression and their role in information processing; neurocytology, morphology, and cellular physiology of CNS sensory systems; biology of hearing and deafness.

Joel S. Pachter
Mechanisms regulating pathogenesis of CNS infectious/inflammatory disease.

Henry Smilowitz
Development of novel therapies for experimental advanced, imminently lethal malignant brain tumors in rats and mice; Use of gold nanoparticles to develop a new form of radiation therapy (gold-enhanced radiation therapy) and novel approaches to both tumor and vascular imaging.

David M. Waitzman
Neurophysiology; oculomotor system; modeling of CNS.

Zhao-Wen Wang
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release; potassium and calcium channel function; Synaptic localization of potassium channels.

Ji Yu
Optical imaging technology; regulation mechanisms in dendritic RNA translation; cytoskeletal dynamics.

Nada Zecevic
Cellular and molecular aspects of CNS development; primate cerebral cortex; microglia; multiple sclerosis.

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