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Department of Neurobiology

  • Mark Alkema

    Mark Alkema, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: C.elegans behavioral genetics.

     

  • Gabriella Boulting

    Gabriella Boulting, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Activity-dependent gene expression in the primate brain

  • Vivian Budnik

    Vivian Budnik, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair

    Focus: Molecular mechanisms of synapse assembly and plasticity

     

  • Alexandra C. Byrne

    Alexandra C. Byrne, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Mechanisms of axon regeneration and degeneration in the aging nervous system

  • Patrick Emery

    Patrick Emery, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor and Acting Chair

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Circadian Rhythms and photoreception in Drosophila.

     

  • Michael M. Francis

    Michael M. Francis, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity; Neuronal circuit development and function in C. elegans.

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  • Kensuke Futai

    Kensuke Futai, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry

    Focus: The roles of Inhibitory neurons in neuropsychiatric diseases.

     

  • Hong-Sheng Li

    Hong-Sheng Li, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor of Neurobiology

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Molecular Dissection of Drosophila Vision.

  • Gilles Martin

    Gilles Martin, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry

    Focus: Drugs of abuse and memory; electrophysiology.

     

  • Haley E. Melikian

    Haley E. Melikian, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry

    Focus: Cocaine and antidepressant-sensitive monoamine transporters.

  • Claudio Punzo

    Claudio Punzo, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology, Department of Ophthalmology, Horae Gene Therapy Center

    Focus: Neurodegeneration in the retina; retinitis pigmentosa.

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  • Dorothy P. Schafer

    Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Neuron-glia interactions regulating synaptic circuit development and plasticity.

  • Andrew Tapper

    Andrew Tapper, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry

    Director, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

    Focus: Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in addiction and neurological disease.

  • Travis C. Thomson

    Travis C. Thomson, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Transposon regulation of neuromuscular junction plasticity

  • David R. Weaver

    David R. Weaver, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Executive Director, NeuroNexus Institute
    Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience

    Focus: Molecular regulation and physiological impact of circadian rhythms.

  • Yang Xiang

    Yang Xiang, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying behavior; light-evoked escape behavior.

  • Eviatar Yemini

    Eviatar Yemini, PhD

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology

    Focus: Neural activity and behavioral changes during development

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  • Jin Zhang

    Jin Zhang, PhD

    Programs: Department of Neurobiology, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus: Interplay of sensory systems and internal state; taste

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