Sensory, Motor and Regulatory Systems Neuroscience

Sarah W. Bottjer

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

Jeannie Chen

  • Signal transduction
  • Photoreceptor function
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Retinal circuitry

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).

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.

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

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

Emily R. Liman

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

David McKemy

Bartlett W. Mel

  • Using computer models to study brain function at single cell and systems levels.
  • Role of active dendritic processing in the sensory and memory-related functions of pyramidal neurons.
  • Neuromorphic models of visual cortex; neurally-inspired approaches to image processing problems.

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

Alan G. Watts

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

Carolee J. Winstein

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

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