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Neurobiology Faculty

Mark Alkema, Ph.D. Professor

C. elegans behavioral genetics



Gabriella Boulting, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Activity-dependent gene expression in the primate brain



Vivian Budnik

Vivian Budnik, Ph.D., Chair, Professor

Molecular mechanisms of synapse development and plasticity




Alexandra Byrne, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Mechanisms of axon regeneration and degeneration in the aging nervous system



Patrick Emery

Patrick Emery, Ph.D. Vice Chair, Professor

Circadian rhythms and photoreception in Drosophila


Michael Francis

Michael Francis, Ph.D. (Francis Lab) 


Activity-dependent regulation of circuit connectivity and behavior



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Kensuke Futai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The roles of Inhibitory neurons in neuropsychiatric diseases




Hong ShengLi

Hong-Sheng Li, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

Neuronal regulation of membrane receptor signaling



 Gilles Martin


Gilles Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Drugs of abuse and memory





Haley Melikian, Ph.D., Professor

Monoamine Transporters, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Addiction


Dorothy Schafer

Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neuron-Glia interactions regulating synaptic circuit development and plasticity



Andrew Tapper

Andrew Tapper, Ph.D., Professor

Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in addiction and neurological disease


Travis Thomson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Viral-like mechanisms regulating synaptic plasticity

David Weaver

David Weaver, Ph.D. Professor

Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms


Yang Xiang

Yang Xiang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Mechanism of sensory processing and behavior




Eviatar Yemini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neural activity and behavioral changes during development


 Associated Faculty

Paul Greer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor



Marc Freeman

Marc Freeman, Ph.D. 

Adjunct Professor

Molecular basis of neuron-glia signaling




Heinrich Gompf, Ph.D. Assistant Professor



Claudio Punzo, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor




Steve Reppert

Steven Reppert, M.D. (Reppert Lab)                  
Distinguished Professor Emeritus 

Molecular neuroethology