Faculty Research Interests
Faculty researchers are listed below, followed by a brief description of his or her research interest. Select a name to learn more.
Jay Gibson, Ph.D.
Development of neocortical circuitry
Carla Green, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and how they control metabolism
Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.
Atomic-scale mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptors
Kimberly M. Huber, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of synapse development, plasticity, and circuit function and alterations of these processes in mouse models of mental retardation and autism
Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Molecular control of neuronal diversity and balancing progenitor cell maintenance with neuronal differentiation in the vertebrate central nervous system implications for tumor progression in neural and neuroendocrine cancers.
Ege Kavalali, Ph.D.
Synaptic formation and function
Tae-Kyung Kim, Ph.D.
Gene expression program in cognitive behavior and disease
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental signaling pathways involved in cognition and neuropsychiatric disorders; comparative gene expression for insight into human brain evolution
Helmut J. Krämer, Ph.D.
Genetic dissection of endocytic trafficking in Drosophila
Weichun Lin, Ph.D.
Julian Meeks, Ph.D.
Mechanisms by which sensory neural circuits shape social and reproductive behaviors
Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
Molecular and cellular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders; Mechanisms underlying antidepressant action; Neural plasticity and behavioral processes in mouse models of autism spectrum disorders
Todd Roberts, Ph.D.
Cellular and circuit mechanisms for vocal imitation, learning from vocal models and using auditory feedback to learn from vocal practice
Dean Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Olfactory signal transduction mechanisms; pheromone-induced behavior
Joe Takahashi, Ph.D.
Molecular and Genetic Analysis of the Mammalian Circadian Clock System
Jonathan Terman, Ph.D.
Axon growth and guidance; neuronal connectivity; axon regeneration; actin cytoskeleton; spinal cord injury and degeneration
Shin Yamazaki, Ph.D.
Neural circuitry controlling feeding and locomotor activity rhythms; In vivo and environmental factors influencing circadian organization
Gang Yu, Ph.D.
Biological basis of neurodegeneration