Development and Plasticity

Alexandre Bonnin

Sarah W. Bottjer

  • Learning & Memory
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Cortex-Basal Ganglia

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

Laurie S. Eisenberg

  • Pediatric audiology
  • Speech perception in children
  • Auditory sensory devices (auditory brainstem implants, cochlear implants, and hearing aids)
  • Auditory development in children with hearing loss

Ksenia Gnedeva

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

Megan M. Herting

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI, structural MRI, diffusion MRI)
  • Cognitive and behavioral assessments
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Environmental exposures
  • Hormones and sex differences
  • Physical activity

Daniel P Holschneider

  • Functional brain mapping of animal behaviors
  • Behavioral and neurophysiologic characterization of animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Technology development

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.

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

Scott E Kanoski

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

Hosung Kim

  • Neurodevelopment, neonatal brain imaging
  • Machine learning, deep learning in clinical neuroscience
  • Brain imaging quality assessment & control
  • Prediction of outcome in acute & chronic stroke patients using machine learning
  • Neuroimaging processing and statistical analyses

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).

Pat Levitt

  • Development of Neuronal Diversity, Neural Circuitry and Synapses in Neocortical and Brainstem Autonomic Networks
  • Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms of Social-Emotional Behavior
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Clinical studies of children with ASD and medical co-morbidities
  • Impact of early adverse experience on brain development and behavior
  • Translating neuroscience of early brain and child development for public policy changes

Sook-Lei Liew

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

Aaron Nagiel

  • Synaptogenesis
  • Neural circuit formation
  • Retinal development
  • 3-dimensional retinal organoids
  • Inherited retinal diseases

Giorgia Quadrato

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

Beth A. Smith

  • Infant Development
  • Physical Therapy
  • Neuromotor Control

Huizhong W. Tao

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

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

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