Cell Biology of Neurons and Glia

Don Arnold

  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Membranes & Transport

Alexandre Bonnin

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

Jeannie Chen

  • Signal transduction
  • Photoreceptor function
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Retinal circuitry

Dion Kai Dickman

  • Synapse development, function, and plasticity in Drosophila

Kathie Eagleson

  • Development of Neuronal Diversity, Neural Circuitry and Synapses in Neocortical Networks
  • Impact of early adverse experience on brain development
  • Influence of sex on response to early life stress

Ksenia Gnedeva

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

Mark S. Humayun

  • Electrical stimulation of the retina
  • Retinal prosthesis
  • Retinal disease
  • Instrumentation for vitreoretinal surgery

Radha Kalluri

  • cochlear mechanics, acoustics, nonlinear wave phenomena
  • otoacoustic emissions and noninvasive testing of cochlear function
  • sensory transduction in the auditory and vestibular periphery
  • biophysics of sensory neurons

Chien-Ping Ko

  • Synaptic structure, function, formation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Synapse-glia interactions at the neuromuscular junction.
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

David McKemy

Emily R. Liman

  • Ion channel biophysics
  • Sensory biology
  • Pain and taste transduction

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

Giorgia Quadrato

  • brain organoids
  • pluripotent stem cells
  • neural stem cells
  • neurodevelopmental disorders
  • autism
  • single cell sequencing
  • cell-cell interactions

Huizhong W. Tao

  • Cellular neurobiology
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Sensory neurobiology
  • Central visual processing

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