Neurobiology Faculty and their Research


Mark Alkema, Ph.D. 
C. elegans behavorial genetics

Claire BĂ©nard, Ph.D. 
Maintenance of nervous system architecture

Vivian Budnik, Ph.D., Chair
Molecular mechanisms of synapse assembly and plasticity

Patrick Emery, Ph.D. 
Circadian rhythms and photoreception in Drosophila

Michael Francis, Ph.D. 
Activity-dependent regulation of circuit connectivity and behavior

Marc Freeman, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Molecular basis of neuron-glia signaling

Hong-Sheng Li, Ph.D.
Neuronal regulation of membrane receptor signaling

Carlos Lois, Ph.D., M.D.
Assembly of neuronal circuits, neuronal replacement, and the cellular mechanisms of behavior

Steven Reppert, M.D.
Molecular neuroethology (Reppert Lab)

Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D.
Neuron-Glia Interactions Regulating Synaptic Circuit Development and Plasticity

David Weaver, Ph.D.
Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms

Yang Xiang, Ph.D.
Mechanism of sensory processing and behavior

Associated Faculty

Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D.
Neuronal microRNAs and Neurodegeneration

Mary E. Lane, Ph.D.
GSBS Administration (Associate Dean)