Graduate Program in Neuroscience

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Acosta-Martinez, Maricedes
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis

Adams, Paul R.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Models of synaptic learning; neocortical design

Aguirre, Adan
(Pharmacological Sciences)
Cellular and molecular biology of neural stem/progenitor cells during normal development and after brain injury or disease

Anderson, Brenda J.
(Psychology)
Neuroanatomical and metabolic plasticity

Bowen, Mark
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds

Brink, Peter
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Cell to Cell Communication

Collins III, William F. 
(Neurobiology & Behavior) 
Motoneuron physiology and plasticity

Colognato, Holly 
(Pharmacological Sciences)
Extracellular matrix in the brain: roles during development and during neurodegeneration

Czaplinski, Kevin
(Biochemistry and Cell Biology)
mRNA trafficking in the nervous system

Dill, Kenneth
(Chemistry & Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology)
Properties of Proteins 

Dubnau, Josh
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Genetic dissection of memory in Drosophila

Enikolopov, Grigori
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Neurogenesis, stem cells, signal transduction

Evinger, Craig
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Motor control and learning; Movement disorders

Evinger, Marian J.
(Pediatrics)
Neural regulation of gene expression

Fontanini, Alfredo
(Neurobiology and Behavior)
Neurophysiology of gustatory and olfactory systems in behaving rodents

Frohman, Michael
(Pharmacology)
Regulation of exocytosis and cell shape by signaling proteins

Ge, Shaoyu
(Neurobiology and Behavior)

Molecular mechanisms and function of new neurons in the brain

Gifford, Andrew
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Pharmacology of brain receptors and neurotransmitter release

Halegoua, Simon
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Neuronal Growth Factor Signaling and the Control of Phenotype and Survival

Huang, Josh Z.
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Development and plasticity of the neocortical GABAergic circuits

Kepecs, Adam
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Decision-making; neural ciruits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretical neuroscience; neuroeconomics 

Kernan, Maurice
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Mechanosensory transduction in Drosophila; ciliogenesis; polycystins in sperm storage and competition

Kritzer, Mary
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Sex differences in cortical microcircuitry

Kyrkanides, Stephanos
(School of Dental Medicine)
Neuroinfammation & Neurodegeneration 

LaCamera, Giancarlo
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Computational models of learning and decision making

Laughlin, Scott
(Chemistry) 
Chemical strategies for deciphering neural circuitry 

Levine, Joel M.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular biology of nerve regeneration; nerve-glia interactions

Li, Bo
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Understanding the synaptic mechanisms underlying adaptive and maladaptive behaviors

 Lyon,  Gholson
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins, human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing

Maffei, Arianna
(Neurobiology and Behavior)
Experience-dependent rewiring of cortical circuits

Matthews, Gary G.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Cellular and molecular neurobiology of the retina

McKinnon, David
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular control of neuron firing properties

McLaughlin, Stuart
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Biophysics of signal transduction

Mendell, Lorne M.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Functional effects of neurotrophins in pain and segmental reflex pathways

Morin, Lawrence P.
(Psychiatry)
Neural control of mammalian circadian rhythms

Mujica-Parodi, Lilianne
(Biomedical Engineering) 
Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, near-infrared spectroscopy, EEG) and computational neurobiology of human limbic regulation

Parsey, Ramin
(Psychiatry)
Depression, Dementia and brain imaging technologies such as Positron Emission Tomography

Peña, Louis
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of radiation sensitivity

Puopolo, Michelino
(Anesthesiology) 
Cellular neurophysiology of nociceptor (pain-sensing) neurons

Role, Lorna
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity

Shea, Stephen
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Neuroethology of natural olfactory and auditory communication behavior in mice

Shelly, Maya
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular mechanisms of embryonic brain development; Axon regeneration; Neurodegenerative disorders

Sirotkin, Howard
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular genetics of vertebrate neural patterning

Solomon, Irene C.
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Neural control of respiratory and cardiovascular function

Talmage, David
(Pharmacological Sciences)
Neuregulin–erbB receptor signaling in the nervous system: neuronal survival and synapse formation and maintenance

Thanos, Panayotis (Peter) K. 
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Behavioral Neuropharmacology and Neuroimaging of Addiction, Obesity and ADHD.

Tsirka, Styliani-Anna (Stella) E.
(Pharmacological Sciences)
Neuronal-microglial interactions in the physiology and pathology of the central nervous system

Turner, Glenn
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Olfactory processing in Drosophila

Van Aelst, Linda
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 
Signal Transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neuronal development and disorders 

Van Nostrand, William E.
(Neurosurgery)
Molecular pathogenesis of CNS amyloid accumulation

Wollmuth, Lonnie
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission

Zador, Anthony
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
How does the cortex solve the cocktail party problem?

Zhong, Yi
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Molecular control of neuronal plasticity