Faculty Research

Dr. David A. Baker, Professor/Associate Chair

Neurobiology of cocaine addiction

Dr. Murray Blackmore, Assistant 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, Assistant 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, Assistant Professor

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. 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. John R. Mantsch, Professor/Chair

Cocaine addiction and its treatment

Dr. Robert (Bob) Peoples, Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol-induced regulation of the NMDA receptor

Dr. Iaroslav (Alex) Savtchouk, Assistant Professor

Discover New Features of Neuronal and Astrocytic Communication

Dr. Kevin R. Siebenlist, Associate Professor

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

Dr. Robert Wheeler, Assistant Professor

Neural regulation of affect and motivated behavior