University of Vermont

Neuroscience Graduate Program

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NGP Faculty Directory

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Name/Web page

Role in Program

Appointment

Research Description

Althoff,Robert,M.D. Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Psychiatry
College of Medicine
genetic and environmental basis of behavior disorders
Arms, Lauren, Ph.D. Educator Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
VIC Human Structure & Function and Medical Neural Science
Ballif,Bryan,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
signal transduction pathways regulating mammalian brain development
Berger,Christopher,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
College of Medicine
molecular motors in axonal transport; tau and neural function
Black, Ellen, Ph.D. Educator Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Course director VIC Human Structure & Function, instructor VIC Medical Neural Science
Bongard,Josh,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation, physical simulation
Bouton,Mark,Ph.D. Assistant Director, Research Mentor Professor
Psychological Science
College of Arts & Sciences
mechanisms of learning, memory, and emotion in classical conditioning
Brayden,Joseph,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Pharmacology 
College of Medicine
ionic mechanisms of communication between smooth muscle and endothelial cells in cerebral arterioles
Brewer, Matthias, Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Organic chemistry, synthetic methods, total synthesis, natural products
Cannizzaro,Michael,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
interrelationship of language and cognition in normal and brain-injured adults
Cipolla,Marilyn,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Stroke, hypertension, vascular function and cerebral circulation
Clason,Todd,MS Educator, Core Director Imaging/Physiology Core
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
light microscopy imaging and analysis
Cornbrooks,Carson,Ph.D. Educator Mentor Associate Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
VIC Human Structure and Function
Delay,Eugene,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Biology  
College of Arts & Sciences
taste transduction, perception, and behavior
Delay,Rona,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor 
Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
olfactory transduction, perception and behavior
Dostmann,Wolfgang,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Pharmacology  
College of Medicine
regulation of cerebral vascular function by cyclic gmp- dependent kinase
Dumas,Julie,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Psychiatry/Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit
College of Medicine
neurobiology, endocrinology, and transmitter systems in age related cognitive aging
Ebert,Alicia,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
genetic and molecular basis of development of the eye in zebrafish
Eckenstein,Felix,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
molecular mechanisms of repair after nervous system injury; neurodegeneration
Eppstein, Maggie, PhD Research Mentor Professor, Chair
Computer Science
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
 
Erdos, Benedek, M.D./ Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
College of Medicine
how stress, obesity and aging affect neuroendocrine regulation of blood pressure.
Ezerman,Elizabeth,Ph.D. Educator Assistant Professor Emerita
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
teaching: vic human structure and function
Falls,William,Ph.D. Research Mentor Dean, College of Arts & Sciences/Professor
Psychological Science
College of Arts & Sciences
neurbiology of fear, anxiety and resilience
Flynn, Sean, Ph.D. Educator Mentor Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
 NGP Journal Club faculty leader, Co-Leader, Vermont Brain Bee
Forehand,Cynthia,Ph.D. Research Mentor Dean, Graduate College/Professor
Neurological Sciences 
College of Medicine 
molecular and cellular mechanisms of axonal pathfinding during development
Francklyn,Christopher,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Biochemistry
College of Medicine
molecular basis of neurodegeneration in genetically transmitted disease
Freeman,Kalev,M.D./Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Surgery
College of Medicine
traumatic brain injury: effects on vasculature; cognitive therapy for tbi
Garavan,Hugh,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Psychiatry
College of Medicine
cognitive neuroscience; behaviors and circuits underlying addiction; functional imaging
Green,John,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Psychological Science  
College of Arts & Sciences
neurobiology of learning and memory; impact of exercise; neural mechanisms and circuits
Hamill,Robert,M.D. Clinical Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
former chair of neurology; clinical care in neurology
Hammack,Sayamwong (Jom),Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Psychological Science
College of Arts & Sciences
neurobiological mechanisms of stress, emotion, and resilience
Henry,Sharon,PT, Ph.D., ATC Research Mentor Professor Emerita
Rehabilitation and Movement Science
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
neuromotor coordination of posture in people with and without low back pain and treatment
Holmes, Gregory, M.D. Research Mentor Professor, Chair
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Pediatric epilepsy and learning disorders
Howe,Alan,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Pharmacology 
College of Medicine
molecular mechanisms underlying axonal pathfinding and cell migration
Hudziak,James,M.D. Research Mentor Professor
Psychiatry
College of Medicine
genomic and neuroimaging studies of developmental psychopathology and wellness
Jacobs,Jesse,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation and Movement Science
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
neural mechanisms that underlie human posture and movement
Jaworski,Diane,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences 
College of Medicine
extracellular matrix proteolysis in normal and diseased nervous system; glioma 
Langevin,Helene,M.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
mechanisms of acupuncture; interaction of connective tissue with nervous system
Lenck-Santini, Pierre-Pascal, Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Neurological substrates of information processing and cognition, with a particular interest in learning and memory
Li,Dawei,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics/NBH
College of Medicine
identification of genes with mental disorders using genome-wide association study and deep sequencing
Lounsbury,Karen,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Pharmacology
College of Medicine
signal transduction pathways underlying cancer
Mawe,Gary,Ph.D. 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,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms and neurochemistry of stress and anxiety
McCarthy, Sarah, Ph.D. Educator Mentor Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
VIC Human Structure & Function and Medical Neural Science
Merrill, Liana, Ph.D. Educator Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
 Faculty advisor for NGP Blog, co-leader of Vermont Brain Bee, & NGP Journal Club Faculty Leader.  VIC Human Structure & Function and Medical Neural Science
Morielli,Anthony,Ph.D. 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,M.D. Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Psychiatry
College of Medicine
structural and functional changes caused by coping with chronic pain; fmri & mri
Nelson,Mark,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor/Chair
Pharmacology
College of Medicine
neurovascular coupling; ion channels in vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cell function
Parsons,Rodney,Ph.D. 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,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Psychiatry/Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit
College of Medicine
nicotinic receptor systems in cognition and disorders of impulse control
Prelock,Patricia,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor/Dean
Communication Sciences and Disorders/College of Nursing and Health Sciences
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
nature and treatment of autism, specifically social cognition and social communication
Scott, Rodney, M.D./Ph.D Research Mentor Professor/Vice-Chair for Research, Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Neural substrates of epilepsy and learning disabilities
Schermerhorn,Alice,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Psychological Science
College of Arts & Sciences
neural processes underlying stress adjustment problems in children
Sibold,Jeremy,A.T.C., Ed.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation and Movement Science
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
effects of exercise on mental health and well being
Spees,Jeffrey,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Medicine
College of Medicine
role of neural stem cells in repair of cns after stroke
Teuscher,Cory,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Medicine 
College of Medicine
nonclassical immune response genes in demyelinating disease; genetic of sexual behavior
Toufexis,Donna,Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Psychological Science
College of Arts & Sciences
sex hormone effects on emotional learning and anxiety behaviors
Van Houten,Judith,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
molecular mechanisms of chemoreception in paramecium and mice
Vizzard,Margaret,Ph.D. Research Mentor Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
neural control of urinary bladder and response to injury and disease
Wellman,George,Ph.D. Research Mentor Associate Professor
Pharmacology
College of Medicine
neurovascular control of cerebral blood flow; changes following subarachnoid hemorrhage
Weston, Matthew, Ph.D. Research Mentor Assistant Professor
Neurologial Sciences
College of Medicine
White, Sheryl Educator, Core Director Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
College of Medicine
Director of the COBRE Neuroscience Molecular Cellular Core Facility

Last modified May 13 2016 11:22 AM