Neuropharmacology, Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology

Alexandre Bonnin

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).

Mark S. Humayun

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

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

David McKemy

John R Monterosso

  • Decision Making
  • Impulsivity
  • Self-control
  • Neuroeconomics

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

Lindsey Schier

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

Larry Swanson

  • Learning & Memory

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