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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) 

Professor


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

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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

 

 

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Eviatar Yemini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Neural activity and behavioral changes during development

 

 Associated Faculty

Benard

Claire Bénard, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor


Molecular mechanisms of nervous system maintenance and protection
 

 

Marc Freeman

Marc Freeman, Ph.D. 

Adjunct Professor


Molecular basis of neuron-glia signaling

 

 

 

Heinrich Gompf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


 

 

Paul Greer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


 

 

Claudio Punzo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


 

 

 

Steve Reppert

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


Molecular neuroethology

 

 

Cristina Velázquez-Marrero, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor




 
 

Jin Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine


Interplay of sensory systems and internal state; taste

 

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Ratna Chaturvedi, Ph.D.
Instructor


Role of Glia in Sleep Regulation
 

 

Peter M'Angale, Ph.D. 

Instructor


Understanding retrotransposons as friends or foe in synaptic plasticity, the nervous system, and beyond!