Imaging (human and animal brain imaging)

Don Arnold

  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Membranes & Transport

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

Giorgio Coricelli

  • Neuroeconomics
  • Emotion and decision-making
  • Social Neuroscience

Dion Kai Dickman

  • Synapse development, function, and plasticity in Drosophila

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

Joel D. Hahn

  • The structural organization of brain circuits.
  • he neurobiology of aggression.
  • Additional collaborative research: 1) The neurobiology of ingestive behavior (with Dr. Scott Kanoski); 2) Mouse brain architecture (with Dr. Hongwei Dong).

S. Duke Han

  • Cognition
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging

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

Mark S. Humayun

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

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.

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

Jason J Kutch

  • Neural mechanisms for muscle activation
  • Engineering of non-invasive systems to study human motor function
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Sook-Lei Liew

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

Mara Mather

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

John R Monterosso

  • Decision Making
  • Impulsivity
  • Self-control
  • Neuroeconomics

Giorgia Quadrato

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

Stephen J. Read

  • Neuroscience of Decision-making
  • Computational models of motivated decision-making
  • Computational models of personality
  • Pavlovian Instrumental Transfer in human social behavior

Beth A. Smith

  • Infant Development
  • Physical Therapy
  • Neuromotor Control

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

Carolee J. Winstein

  • Movement Science
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Learning & Memory
  • Clinical Trials
  • Motor Systems
  • Repair and Recovery

Hussein Yassine

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ApoE lipid metabolism

Jason D Zevin

  • Spoken and written word recognition, speech perception, second language learning and bilingualism, contribution of domain-general learning mechanisms to language acquisition, neuroimaging, computational cognitive modeling.

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