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Neuroscience Graduate Program

Program Faculty

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Department

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Caleb Adler, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Neurophysiology of mood disorders and medication response

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Mark Baccei, PhD

Anesthesiology

Maturation of pain circuits in the CNS under normal and pathological conditions

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Stephen Benoit, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Obesity and the neurobiology of motivated behavior;neurobiology of learning and memory

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Joseph Broderick, MD

Neurology

Treatment and underlying mechanisms of stroke

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Elke Buschbeck, PhD

Biological Sciences

Development andfunctionof invertebrate visual systems

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Kenneth Campbell, PhD

Pediatrics; Developmental Biology (CCHMC)

Molecular genetic control of mammalian forebrain development

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Kim Cecil, PhD

Radiology (CCHMC)

Neurochemical processes within neural networks that influence behavior in children and young adults.

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Steven Crone, PhD

Neurosurgery and Developmental Biology (CCHMC)

Alterations in motor circuits in neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), or spinal cord injury

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Steve Danzer, PhD

Anesthesiology (CCHMC)

Mechanisms underlying the generation of epilepsy

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Steve Davidson, PhD

Anesthesiology

Mechanisms underlying chronic pain and itch

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Kari Dunning, PhD

Rehabilitation Sciences

Stroke recovery and rehabilitation; neuroplasticity and aerobic exercise

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Alberto Espay, MD

Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders

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Nathan Evanson, MD, PhD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The effect of environment on recovery from traumatic brain injury

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David Fleck, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Neuropsychology of attention and memory; cognitive and physiological consequences of psychopathology and neuropathology; vultural differences in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Mindy Call Fox, PhD

Ophthalmology

Molecular mechanism involved in meibomian gland formation and function in dry eye disease; stem cell therapies to treat congenital and acquired corneal disease

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Edwin Griff, PhD

Biological Sciences

Neural circuits of the main olfactory bulb

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Mary Beth Genter, PhD

Environmental Health

Olfactory system; toxic responses of the olfactory mucosa; plasticity of olfactory neurons

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Nicola Grissom, PhD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

Epigenetics

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Christina Gross, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders such as Fragile X syndrome, epilepsy and autism

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Eric Gruenstein, PhD

Molecular Genetics

Cellular basis of learning and memory

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Gary Gudelsky, PhD

Pharmacy

Mechanisms and consequences of MDMA (Ecstasy)-induced neurotoxicity; neuropharmacology of atypical antipsychotics

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Fumika Hamada, PHD

Opthalmology (CCHMC)

Molecular and neural mechanisms of temperature sensation and circadian rhythm

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Jiukuan Hao, MD, PhD

Pharmacy

Delivery of macromolecules (oligonucleotides, proteins, genes) into the brain and brain ischemia stroke

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Elana Harris, MD, PhD

Psychiatry (CCHMC)

Neurophysiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders

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James Herman, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Structural, functional and molecular biological principles underlying brain stress integration

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Katherine Holland-Bouley, MD PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Role of ion channels gene variants in seizure susceptibility and treatment

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Scott Holland, PhD

Physics, Pediatrics, Radiology (CCHMC)

Advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics; functional MRI of language, hearing, reading; computational models of neural connectivity

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Michael Jankowski, PhD

Anesthesiology (CCHMC)

Peripheral mechanisms of nociceptive processing

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Jianxiong Jiang, PhD

Pharmacy

Seizure-triggered neuroinflammation contributing to neuronal injuries, structural changes in the brain, and behavioral abnormalities

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Darren Kadis, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Role of early experience on brain structure and functional representation; vulnerability and plasticity of the brain after early neurological insult

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Winston Kao, PhD

Opthalmology

Gene and Cell therapy of Congenital and Acquired Eye Diseases

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Christopher King, PhD

Anesthesiology (CCHMC)

Pain psychophysics and endogenous pain modulatory systems

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Steven Kleene, PhD

Systems Biology and Physiology

Signaling in primary cilia in kidney disease

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Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

Neurology

Neurobiology of stroke

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Robert Krikorian, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Neurobiology of cognitive disorders

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John Layne, PhD

Biological Sciences

Neural control of behavior and guidance of spatial orientation

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Huei-Jing Lee, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Development and utilization of MRI/ MRS methodologies for studying metabolism, bioenergetics, and function of the brain

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Diana Lindquist, PhD

Pediatrics, Radiology (CCHMC)

Effects of drugs and disease on brain metabolism

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Andreas Loepke, MD, PhD

Anesthesiology (CCHMC)

Effects of anesthetics on the developing brain; detection and prevention of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in neonates and infants

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Richard Lu, PhD

Pediatrics

Generation of glial cell subtypes (oligodendrocytes, astrocytes and Schwann cells) in the central and peripheral nervous systems under normal and pathological conditions

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John MacLennan, PhD

Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Role of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) receptors in neuro-maintenance and neuro-protection

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Robert McCullumsmith, MD PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Cellular and molecular etiology of neuropsychiatric conditions

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Robert McNamara, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Role of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency in the pathoetiology of recurrent neuropsychiatric disorders

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Shannon Miller, MD

Clinical Psychiatry (VA)

Addiction medicine, substance abuse treatment

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Ali Minai, PhD

Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems

Neurocomputational models of cognition and motor control; computational models of information coding by synchronization and temporal correlation in neural populations;models of collective knowledge acquisition and creativity

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David Moore, PhD

Otolaryngology

Development of hearing in children; neurogenetics

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Louis Muglia, MD, PhD

Pediatrics (CCHMC)

Pediatric endocrinology

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Diego Perez-Tilve, PhD

Internal Medicine

Neural regulation of metabolism and obesity

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Sarah Pixley, PhD

Systems Biology and Physiology

Neuroprotective effects of magnesium after peripheral nerve injury and brain injury

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Nancy Ratner, PhD

Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology (CCHMC)

Mechanisms underlying nerve-associated tumors in inherited diseases

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Teresa Reyes, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Effect of diet on maturation of CNS

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Stephanie Rollman, PhD

Biological Sciences

Genetic basis of chemosensory behavior

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Renu Sah, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Pathophysiology of anxiety disorders

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Kim Seroogy, PhD

Neurology

Parkinson’s disease; Neurotrophic factors; Chronic stress and depression

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Matt Skelton, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Mechanisms underlying creatine transporter (CrT) deficiency; metabolic changes associated with bipolar disorder

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Matia Solomon, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Impact of chronic social stress on brain and behavior; regulation of mood, cognition and metabolic health by gonadal hormones

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Peter Stambrook, PhD

Molecular Genetics; Biochemistry and Microbiology

Novel therapies to treat brain tumors

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Rolf Stottman, PhD

Human Genetics& Developmental Biology (CCHMC)

Development of the mammalian forebrain

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Judith Strong, PhD

Anesthesiology

Pain, sensory neurons, inflammation, role of sympathetic nervous system in pain, ion channels.

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Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD

Pediatrics, Neurology (CCHMC)

Mapping the onset and spread of seizures using non-invasive functional neuroimaging

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Yve Ulrich-Lai, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Neural and hormonal substrates responsible for the interactions among diet, obesity and stress.

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Jennifer Vannest, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Neural basis of language and cognitive development

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Ilya Vilinsky, PhD

Biological Sciences

Neuroscience and Neurophysiology Education

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Tim Vogel, MD

Neurosurgery and Developmental Biology (CCHMC)

Primary and motile ciliary signaling and its effects on neural and glial progenitor cell differentiation

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Charles Vorhees, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Adverse effects of drugs, genes and/or environmental agents on the developing brain

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Ronald Waclaw, PhD

Pediatrics (CCHMC)

Molecular genetic control in the generation of cellular diversity in the mouse telencephalon

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Jeffery Welge, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Applications of statistical methods to the study of mood disorders and associated comorbidities; model building and analysis for clinical trials

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Michael Williams, PhD

Neurology (CCHMC)

Adverse effects of drugs, genes and/or environmental agents on the developing brain

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Yutaka Yoshida, PhD

Developmental Biology (CCHMC)

Formation and function of neural circuits in motor systems

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Jun-Ming Zhang, MD

Anesthesiology

Chronic pain mechanisms; neuroinflammation

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