Rodent and Human Behavior Measures

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?

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

Ksenia Gnedeva

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

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).

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

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

Chien-Ping Ko

  • Synaptic structure, function, formation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Synapse-glia interactions at the neuromuscular junction.
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

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
  • rain computer interfaces
  • Virtual reality

Emily R. Liman

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

Valter D. Longo

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

David McKemy

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

Huizhong W. Tao

  • Cellular neurobiology
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Sensory neurobiology
  • Central visual processing

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

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

Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Ischemia and Stroke
  • Activated Protein C System
  • Amytrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • erebral microcirculation and regulation of cerebral blood flow