Receptors, Ion Channels and Signal Transduction

Don Arnold

  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Membranes & Transport

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

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

Emily R. Liman

  • Ion channel biophysics
  • Sensory biology
  • Pain and taste transduction

David McKemy

Lindsey Schier

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