Genetics, Epigenetics and Proteomics

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?

Alexandre Bonnin

Meredith Braskie

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

Dion Kai Dickman

  • Synapse development, function, and plasticity in Drosophila

Ksenia Gnedeva

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

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

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

Valter D. Longo

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

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

Hussein Yassine

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ApoE lipid metabolism