Neuroanatomy and Connectomics

Michael Bienkowski

Sarah W. Bottjer

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

Joel D. Hahn

  • The structural organization of brain circuits.
  • The 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

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.

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

Jason J Kutch

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

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

David McKemy

Aaron Nagiel

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

Lindsey Schier

  • Gut-brain axis, neural-metabolic interactions, gustatory system, chemical senses, dietary learning and memory

Larry Swanson

  • Learning & Memory

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

Alan G. Watts

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Neural control of metabolism
  • Ingestive behaviors
  • Diabetes & Obesity

Ruth I. Wood

  • Sex: androgen control of male sexual behavior, sex differences in brain & behavior
  • Drugs: anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse; ethanol and social behavior
  • Cooperation: behavioral endocrinology of cooperative behavior

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

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