Aging

Carolina Abdala

  • The maturation and aging of cochlear function in humans and the mechanisms driving age-related change.
  • Development of an SFOAE-DPOAE Joint profile for differential diagnosis of hearing loss
  • Generation mechanisms of otoacoustic emissions

Berenice A. Benayoun

  • How is remodeling of chromatin landscapes during aging and in response to longevity interventions determined and regulated?
  • How are specific aspects of transcriptions regulated and impaired during aging?
  • What role does sex, an important yet understudied factor in aging and longevity, play in the regulation of aging?

Meredith Braskie

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Risk – Genetic and Environmental
  • Resting State Functional MRI
  • Structural MRI
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic risk
  • Amyloid & Tau

Isabelle Brocas

  • Experimental Economics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics

Karen T Chang

  • Drosophila models for Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Mechanisms regulating synaptic vesicle endocytosis
  • Mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity
  • Mechanisms of mitochondrial trafficking
  • Mitochondrial dynamics in neurological disorders

Dion Kai Dickman

  • Synapse development, function, and plasticity in Drosophila

Dominique Duncan

  • Epilepsy
  • EEG
  • MRI
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Applied Harmonic Analysis
  • Diffusion Geometry
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Nonlinear Filtering
  • Analysis and Modeling of Signals
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Virtual Reality

James M Finley

  • Locomotor adaptation and learning
  • Optimality principles underlying the control of healthy and pathological gait
  • Elucidating cortical contributions to human gait
  • Developing virtual-reality based approaches for neurorehabilitation

Ksenia Gnedeva

  • Sensory organ development and disease
  • Hearing & Balance
  • Retina
  • Cellular and molecular basis of regeneration
  • Gene therapy

S. Duke Han

  • Cognition
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging

Andrei Irimia

  • traumatic brain injury in older adults
  • brain aging
  • connectomics
  • cerebral plasticity prompted by traumatic brain injury
  • neuroimaging
  • blood-brain barrier
  • cerebral microhemorrhage
  • aging in atypical populations

Neda Jahanshad

Michael W. Jakowec

  • Animal models of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Molecular mechanisms of exercise-induced neuroplasticity in the basal ganglia.
  • Interactions between dopamine and glutamate within the basal ganglia and their role in contol of motor behavior.
  • Development of new therapeutic modalities for Parkinson’s disease.

Scott E. Kanoski

  • Food intake and body weight regulation
  • Learning and memory
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neuroanatomy and circuits
  • Cognitive Impairment / Alzheimer’s

Sook-Lei Liew

  • Neural plasticity and neurorehabilitation
  • Motor learning and recovery
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Neurofeedback
  • Brain computer interfaces
  • Virtual reality

Valter D. Longo

  • Aging
  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Microbial/Invertebrate Genetics
  • Cancer

Mara Mather

  • Effects of emotional arousal on perception and memory
  • Age-related changes in emotion and cognition
  • Stress and cognition

Christian J. Pike

  • Regulation of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis
  • The role of sex steroid hormones in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Relationships between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Signaling pathways regulating neuronal apoptosis and neuroprotection

Paul Matthew Thompson

  • Alzheimer’s
  • HIV
  • Development
  • Connectomics
  • ENIGMA
  • Genetics
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Diffusion Imaging
  • Mathematics
  • Bipolar Illness
  • Lifestyle/Save the Brain See http://igc.ini.usc.edu

Hussein Yassine

  • Alzheimer’s disease ApoE lipid metabolism

Li I Zhang

  • Synaptic circuitry mechanisms for sensory information processing
  • Technical innovations for tracing brain circuits
  • Neural circuits for innate behavior
  • Synaptic and cellular basis for development and plasticity of neural circuitry
  • Neural circuitry basis for sensory processing disorders

Zhen Zhao

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
  • Blood brain barrier and vascular-neuronal interaction
  • The role of innate immunity in CNS diseases and injuries

Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Ischemia and Stroke
  • Activated Protein C System
  • Amytrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Cerebral microcirculation and regulation of cerebral blood flow