Neuroscience & Pharmacology

Audrey Dickey

Audrey Dickey

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Arianna Lark

Arianna Lark

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Walsh, Emily

Emily Walsh

My research interest is in the mechanisms of sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Sleep has a very important role in consolidating newly learned information to a long-term, lasting memory. I am using techniques to explore molecular mechanisms that are altered when sleep is lost to try and...
Walters, Grant

Grant C. Walters

Approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and about 1/3 of epilepsy patients are refractory to current therapies. My research focuses on determining the mechanisms underlying a strong anticonvulsant effect observed by the deletion of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter...
Ahmet Kuralay

Ahmet Kuralay

I am interested in deciphering neural pathways that control hunger and salt intake. We use recombinant viral vectors and channelrhodopsin-assisted circuit mapping to define and manipulate pathways that control these behaviors. We also use single nucleus RNA sequencing to identify marker genes of...
Madeliene Stump

Madeliene Stump

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms that govern the central regulation of metabolism and energy homeostasis. In particular, signaling by the neuronal Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma, a nuclear receptor and transcription factor, may represent a critical central mechanism that...
Marlene Cano

Marlene Cano

Pain plays an important role in quality of life, it is something that most of the population will experience many times in their life and is one of the most common reasons why patients will visit a physician. I am interested in assessing the mechanism by which mu opioid receptor (MOR) agonists such...
YorekM

Matthew Yorek

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Mitul Sarkar, MD

Gloria Lee
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Sam Pierson

Samantha Pierson

My research is focused on the interaction between alcohol use and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Excessive alcohol use is a major risk factor for development of Alzheimer's disease. Alcohol use and Alzheimer's both impact the functioning of the serotonin system and contribute to...
Chen X

Xiaowei Chen

Gerald Gebhart
My research project is focused on purinergic P2X and P2Y receptors in bladder sensory neurons, which are thought to play important roles in visceral pain pathway. I am using patch clamp, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR to study purinergic receptors function in dorsal root ganglia bladder neurons...