Faculty Research

Dr. David A. Baker, Professor/Chair

Neurobiology of cocaine addiction

Dr. Murray Blackmore, Associate Professor

Gene therapies to promote the regrowth of axons in the injured spinal cord and brain

Dr. SuJean Choi, Professor

Central mechanisms of energy regulation through serotonin and/or neuropeptide interactions and feeding behavior

Dr. William E. Cullinan, Professor/Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Stress neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neuroendocrinology

Dr. Jennifer Evans, Associate Professor

How environmental and genetic factors affect circadian clock function

Dr. Paul J. Gasser, Associate Professor

Neurobiology of stress; Cellular mechanisms underlying stress hormone action

Dr. M. Behnam Ghasemzadeh, Associate Professor

Synaptic transmission and plasticity in drug abuse

Dr. Marieke Gilmartin, Associate Professor/Associate Chair for Research

How prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala functionally interact to form, store, and retrieve emotional memory.

Dr. Matthew Hearing, Assistant Professor

How modifications of cellular dynamics and synaptic strength can control behavior in normal and diseased states.

Dr. Claire A. Kirchhoff, Clinical Associate Professor

Examine the evolution of human and primate life histories, sociality, and food ways through collaborative skeletal analysis

Dr. Douglas C. Lobner, Professor

Mechanisms of cell death in neurodegenerative diseases, neurotrophic factors, stroke

Dr. Khadijah Makky, Clinical Associate Professor and Director

Molecular and Cellular Core facility

Dr. Robert (Bob) Peoples, Professor

Molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol-induced regulation of the NMDA receptor

Dr. Yaroslav (Alex) Savtchouk, Assistant Professor

How interactions between GABAergic stellate and basket cells, Bergmann glia astrocytes, and monoamines shape cerebellar signaling 

Dr. Kevin R. Siebenlist, Associate Professor

Interactions of fibrin(ogen) with other proteins of the coagulation cascade

Dr. Robert Wheeler, Associate Professor

Neural regulation of affect and motivated behavior