Name, Web Page, Role Appointment Research Description

Althoff, Robert, MD/PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine Genetic and environmental basis of behavior disorders

Ballif, Bryan, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences Signal transduction pathways regulating mammalian brain development

Berger, Christopher, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine Molecular motors in axonal transport; tau and neural function

Bongard, Josh, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation, physical simulation

Bouton, Mark, PhD
Assistant Director, Research Mentor

Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Mechanisms of learning, memory, and emotion in classical conditioning

Brewer, Matthias, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, total synthesis, natural products

Cannizzaro, Michael, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Nursing & Health Sciences Interrelationship of language and cognition in normal and brain injured adults

Cipolla, Marilyn, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Stroke, hypertension, vascular function and cerebral circulation

Cornbrooks, Carson, PhD
Educator Mentor

Associate Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine VIC Human Structure and Function
Dabertrand, Fabrice
Research Mentor
Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine  

Dostmann, Wolfgang, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Regulation of cerebral vascular function by cyclic gmp-dependent kinase

Dumas, Julie, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Psychiatry/Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, College of Medicine Neurobiology, endocrinology, and transmitter systems in age related cognitive aging

Ebert, Alicia, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences Genetic and molecular basis of development of the eye in zebrafish

Eppstein, Maggie, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Chair, Computer Science, College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences  

Erdos, Benedek, MD/PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine How stress, obesity and aging affect neuroendocrine regulation of blood pressure

Ezerman, Elizabeth, PhD
Educator Mentor

Assistant Professor Emerita, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine VIC Human Structure and Function

Falls, William, PhD
Research Mentor

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences/Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Neurobiology of fear, anxiety and resilience

Flynn, Sean, PhD
Educator Mentor

Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine NGP Journal Club faculty leader, Co-leader VT Brain Bee

Forehand, Cynthia, PhD
Research Mentor

Dean, Graduate College/Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Molecular and cellular mechanisms of axonal pathfinding during development

Francklyn, Christopher, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Biochemistry, College of Medicine Molecular basis of neurodegeneration in genetically transmitted disease

Freeman, Kalev, MD/PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Surgery, College of Medicine Traumatic brain injury; effects on vasculature; cognitive therapy for tbi

Garavan, Hugh, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine Cognitive neuroscience; behaviors and circuits underlying addiction; functional imaging

Green, John, PhD
Research Mentor

Chair, Psychological Science/Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Neurobiology of learning and memory; impact of exercise; neural mechanisms and circuits

Hammill, Robert, MD
Clinical Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Former chair of neurology, clinical care in neurology

Hammack, Sayamwong (Jom), PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Neurobiological mechanisms of stress, emotion and resilience

Henry, Sharon, PhD, PT, ATC
Research Mentor

Professor Emerita, Rehabilitation & Movement Science, College of Nursing & Health Sciences Neuromotor coordination of posture in people with and without low back pain and treatment

Holmes, Gregory, MD
Research Mentor

Chair, Neurological Sciences/Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Pediatric epilepsy and learning disorders

Howe, Alan, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Molecular mechanisms underlying axonal pathfinding and cell migration

Hudziak, James, MD
Research Mentor

Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine Genomic and neuroimaging studies of developmental psychopathology and wellness

Jacobs, Jesse, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation & Movement Science, College of Nursing & Health Sciences  

Jaworski, Diane, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Extracellular matrix proteolysis in normal and diseased nervous system; glioma

Langevin, Helene, MD
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences Mechanisms of acupuncture; interaction of connective tissue with nervous system

Li, Dawei, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics/NBH, College of Medicine Identification of genes with mental disorders using genome-wide association study and deep sequencing

Lounsbury, Karen, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Signal transduction pathways underlying cancer
Mackey, Scott, PhD
Research Mentor
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine  

Mawe, Gary, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Neural regulation of gut functions; inflammation-induced neuroplasticity, serotonin signaling in the gut; therapeutic targets for treatment of gi disorders

May, Victor
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences College of Medicine Molecular mechanisms and neurochemistry of stress and anxiety

McCarty, Sarah, PhD
Educator Mentor

Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine VIC: Human Structure & Function and Medical Neural Science

Morielli, Anthony, PhD
Director, Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Ion channel regulation in the brain; the role of potassium channel trafficking in synaptic plasticity

Naylor, Magdalena, MD/PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine Structural and functional changes caused by coping with chronic pain; fmri & mri

Nelson, Mark, PhD
Research Mentor

Chair, Pharmacology/Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Neurovascular coupling; ion channels vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cell function

Parsons, Rodney, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Mechanisms of synaptic integration and signaling in autonomic ganglia and response to injury or disease

Potter, Alexandra, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry/Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, College of Medicine Nicotinic receptor systems in cognition and disorders of impulse control

Prelock, Patricia, PhD
Research Mentor

Dean, College of Nursing & Health Sciences/Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Nursing & Health Sciences Nature and treatment of autism, specifically social cognition and social communication
Quenet, Delphine, PhD
Research Mentor
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, College of Medicine Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in Glioblastoma

Scott, Rod, MD/PhD
Research Mentor

Professor/Vice-Chair for Research, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Neural substrates of epilepsy and learning disabilities

Schermerhorn, Alice, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Neural processes underlying stress adjustment problems in children

Sibold, Jeremy, ATC, EdD
Research Mentor

Chair, Rehabilitation Movement Sciences/Associate Professor, Rehabilitation and Movement Science, College of Nursing & Health Sciences Effects of exercise on mental health and well being

Spees, Jeffrey, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Medicine, College of Medicine Role of neural stem cells in repair of CNS after stroke

Teuscher, Cory, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Medicine, College of Medicine Non-classical immune response genes in demyelinating disease; genetics of sexual behavior

Toufexis, Donna, PhD
Research Mentor

Associate Professor, Psychological Science, College of Arts & Sciences Sex hormone effects on emotional learning and anxiety behaviors

Van Houten, Judith, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences Molecular mechanisms of chemoreception in paramecium and mice

Vizzard, Margaret, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor/Vice-Chair for Education, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Neural control of urinary bladder and response to injury and disease

Wellman, George, PhD
Research Mentor

Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine Neurovascular control of cerebral blood flow; changes following subarachnoid hemorrhage

Weston, Matthew, PhD
Research Mentor

Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine  

White, Sheryl, PhD
Educator, Core Director

Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, College of Medicine Director of the COBRE Neuroscience Molecular Cellular Core Facility