Faculty in the Neuroscience Institute are divided into the five research areas listed below.
Individual faculty may be involved in more than one research area. Follow the links below to
see faculty listed by area.
An incomplete list of faculty awards and honors is available.
Neuroscience faculty with active laboratories:
Professor (Vision Science) Visual space perception, psychophysics, modeling of vision, virtual reality.
Assistant Adjunct Professor (Neuroscience) Our research goal is to understand sensory processing.
Assistant Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology)
Assistant Professor (Integrative Biology) Neural integration and transduction of environmental cues into endocrine signals.
Assistant Professor (Neuroscience) Affective cognitive neuroscience; individual (including genetic) differences in cognitive control.
Associate Professor (Neuroscience) Cognitive neuroscience and developmental cognitive neuroscience; cognitive control and prefrontal function
Assistant Professor (Cognitive Science) Neural Engineering; Systems and Computational Neuroscience; Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Associate Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Mechanisms of synapse formation during development and synapse modification in plasticity.
Professor (Psychology) Neural basis of working memory in humans; functions of human prefrontal cortex; fMRI.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Processing and computation of visual information in the thalamus and cortex.
Assistant Professor (Neuroscience) Auditory sensory processing in cortex; cortical mechanisms of selective attention.
Professor (Integrative Biology) Neuroanatomy, environment, immune functions and hormones.
Associate Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Plasticity and sensory processing of whisker input in rodent somatosensory cortex.
Associate Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Development of functional retinal circuits
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy of Inherited Retinal Degenerations.
Assistant Professor (Public Health) Behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychobiology, animal models, stress, maternal care, gene-environment interaction.
Professor (Vision Science) Function, development, and plasticity of central visual pathways.
Professor (Psychology) Visual neuroscience, attention
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Neuronal migration and axonal pathfinding in C. elegans.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Computational modeling of human vision.
Associate Professor (Vision Science) Eye development and diseases; cell-to-cell communication and intracellular signaling pathways in the lens.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Channels, synapses, circuits; advanced optical methods.
Professor (Psychology) Neural basis of motor control and motor learning in humans.
Associate Professor (Psychology) Evolution and ecology of cognition, in particular spatial memory, navigation and reasoning.
Professor (Public Health) Structural and functional imaging of aging and dementia.
Assistant Professor (Integrative Biology) Molecular mechanisms underlying stress responses in the brain.
Professor (Vision Science) Modeling of Spatial Vision and Its Application in Image Compression.
Professor (Psychology) Role of human prefrontal cortex in attention and memory control.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Measuring and manipulating neuronal excitability and and synaptic transmission with light
Assistant Professor (Psychology) Genetic, cellular, and hormonal mechanisms responsible for the temporal control of motivated behaviors and their underlying physiology.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Biophysical properties of ion channels; theoretical biophysics.
Professor (Optometry) Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Amblyopia.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of olfaction; functional genomics.
Associate Professor (Vision Science) Computational models of perception.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Mechanisms of axon guidance; synaptic plasticity.
Adjunct Professor (Psychology) Neural basis of human perception and attention.
Professor (Chemical Engineering) Mechanisms of stem cell differentiation.
Associate Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Taste recognition in Drosophila.
Professor (Psychology) Biological basis of memory and cognitive functions in humans.
Assistant Professor (Vision Science) Neural correlates of human visual perception, attention, and learning
Associate Adjunct Professor (Neuroscience) Models of associative memory, sensory processing.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Molecular genetics and physiology of behavior in Drosophila.
Associate Professor (Psychology) Neural mechanisms underlying complex sound recognition.
Assistant Professor (Neuroscience) Cognitive neuroscience of the sleeping brain.
Assistant Professor (Psychology) Neuronal mechanisms of goal-directed behavior.
Professor in the Graduate School (Molecular & Cell Biology) Processing of visual information by the human brain.
Assistant Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells.
Professor (Molecular & Cell Biology) Role of calcium in transmitter release, synaptic transmission and plasticity.