Faculty

Research and teaching in the neurosciences at Iowa are consolidated in two partially overlapping research tracks.

Faculty members may be associated with more than one research track.

Paul  Abbas, PhD Paul Abbas, Ph.D.

Physiology of electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve

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François M Abboud, MD Francois M. Abboud, M.D.

Neural regulation of the circulation

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Ted Abel, Ph.D. Ted Abel, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders

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Nazan Aksan, Ph.D. Nazan Aksan, Ph.D.

Self-regulatory processes in driving safety of at-risk populations.

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Steven  Anderson, PhD Steven Anderson, Ph.D.

Human higher cortical functions (frontal lobe)

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Michael G Anderson, PhD Michael Anderson, Ph.D.

Mechanisms contributing to glaucomatous neurodegeneration

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Nancy C Andreasen, MD, PhD Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.

Brain imaging in the major psychoses

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Sheila Baker, Ph.D. Sheila A. Baker, Ph.D.

 Protein Trafficking in Photoreceptors

2
Joseph Barrash, Ph.D. Joseph Barrash, Ph. D.

Cognitive / Behavioral Neuroscience:  Acquired Personality Disturbances in Brain Disease

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Alexander  Bassuk, M.D, Ph.D. Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D.

The genetics of human neural tube defects,  The genetics of human epilepsy.

2
Christopher Benson, MD Christopher Benson, M.D.

Molecular mechanisms of cardiac sensation

2
Mark S Blumberg, Ph.D.

One of the goals of our research is to identify the role that sleep plays in the development of the nervous system

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Aaron D. Boes, M.D., Ph.D.

Neuroimaging and noninvasive brain stimulation

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Daniel  Bonthius, MD, PhD Daniel Bonthius, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurological Birth Defects

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Timothy  Brennan, MD, PhD Timothy Brennan, M.D., Ph.D.

Understanding persistent pain mechanisms

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Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD Gordon Buchanan, M.D., Ph. D.

Basic mechanisms of sleep-wake regulation, epilepsy and seizure-induced death; Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)

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Mark W Chapleau, PhD Mark W. Chapleau, Ph.D.

Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular regulation. Baroreflex function in health and disease

2
Kelly  Cole, PhD Kelly Cole, Ph.D.

Control of posture and movement

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Robert  Cornell, PhD Robert Cornell, Ph.D.

Neural crest patterning in zebrafish

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Huxing Cui Ph.D.

Neurobiology of  feeding and cardiovascular function.

2
Michael Dailey, Ph.D.

Development and Remodeling of Neurons and Glia in Mammalian Brain Tissues

2
Natalie  Denburg, PhD Natalie Denburg, Ph.D.

Prefrontal Brain Structures, Aging, and Decision-Making

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Daniel  Eberl, PhD Daniel Eberl, Ph.D.

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of hearing and auditory behavior

2
Carrie Figdor, PhD Carrie Figdor, Ph.D.

Theoretical issues in neuroscience and philosophy of mind

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C. Andrew Frank, Ph.D. C. Andrew Frank, Ph.D.

Homeostatic Control of Synaptic Function

2
John  Freeman, PhD John Freeman, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of learning and memory

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Bernd Fritzsch, PhD Bernd Fritzsch, Ph.D.

Ear and hair cell development, regeneration, and evolution

2
Joel C. Geerling, M.D., Ph.D. Joel C. Geerling, M.D., Ph.D.

Identifying and deciphering previously unknown connections between neurons in the brainstem and other subcortical brain regions

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Minnetta Gardinier, PhD Minnetta Gardinier, Ph.D.

CNS myelination and oligodendroglial cell biology

2
Jean K Gordon, PhD Jean K. Gordon, Ph.D.

Lexical Access in Normal and Disordered Systems

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Steven  Green, PhD Steven H. Green, Ph.D.

Intracellular signaling: signal transduction for neurotrophic stimuli

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Jeremy Greenlee, MD Jeremy Greenlee, M.D.

Cortical mechanisms subserving human language and vocalization

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Justin L Grobe, PhD, FAHA Justin L Grobe, PhD, FAHA

Neural control of cardiovascular and metabolic function

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Donna L Hammond, PhD Donna L. Hammond, Ph.D.

Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of central nervous system (CNS) pathways that convey pain; bulbospinal pathways that mediate the production of analgesia

2
N Charles Harata, MD, PhD N. Charles Harata, M.D., Ph.D.

Structure and function of synapses in the mammalian central nervous system

2
Eliot Hazeltine, PhD Eliot Hazeltine, Ph.D.

Representing and Selecting Action

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William Hedgcock, PhD William Hedgcock, Ph.D.

Decision Neuroscience

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Matthew  Howard, M.D. Matthew A. Howard, M.D.

Neural basis of audition

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Alan Kim Johnson, PhD Alan Kim Johnson, Ph.D.

Neuronal control of behavior, hormonal systems and the circulation.

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Wayne Johnson, PhD Wayne A Johnson, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of sensory signal transduction

2
Alan Kay, PhD Alan R Kay, Ph.D.

Firing dynamics of neurons in the mammalian cerebral cortex

2
Toshihiro Kitamoto, PhD Toshihiro Kitamoto, Ph.D.

Genetics of complex behavior

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Ryan T LaLumiere, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of drug addiction and neurobiology of memory consolidation

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Bridget Lear, PhD Bridget Lear, Ph.D.

Neural and genetic basis of circadian behavior

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Gloria Lee, PhD Gloria Lee, Ph.D.

Neuronal cytoskeleton, signal transduction, and neurodegenerative diseases

2
Amy Lee, PhD Amy Lee, Ph.D.

Regulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels

2
Vince Magnotta, PhD Vince Magnotta, Ph.D.

Structural and functional imaging to study brain disorders

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John Manak, Ph.D. John Manak, Ph.D.

Genetic basis of epilepsy, neurodegeneration, and neurodevelopmental disorders

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Bob McMurray, PhD Bob McMurray, Ph.D.

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Speech Perception and Development

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James O McNamara, PhD James O. McNamara, Ph.D.

RNA Based Therapeutics Targeting the Nervous System

2
Steven A Moore, MD, PhD Steven A. Moore, M.D., Ph.D.

Muscular dystrophy and developmental neurobiology

2
David Moser, PhD David Moser, Ph.D.

Vascular disease and cognition in the elderly

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Nandakumar Narayanan, MD, PhD Nandakumar Narayanan, M.D., Ph.D.

Our mission is to map the neural circuitry of neuropsychiatric disease in order to generate new treatments for these disorders.

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Peg Nopoulos, MD Peg C Nopoulos, M.D.

Brain Structure / Function Relationships using MRI and cognitive/behavioral assessment

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M Sue O'Dorisio, MD, PhD M. Sue O'Dorisio, M.D., Ph.D.

Role of neuropeptides in development of neural crest and cerebellum

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Daniel O'Leary, PhD Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D.

Human cognitive function and its neural basis; neuroimaging

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Krystal L. Parker, Ph.D. Krystal L. Parker, Ph.D.

Cerebellar contribution to cognition

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Jane Paulsen, PhD Jane S Paulsen, Ph.D.

Neural basis of cognition; preclinical deficits in dementia gene-carriers; frontal subcortical deficits, particularly Huntington's disease

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Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.

Localization of virus and cell-mediated immune response in mice developing demyelination after infection with mouse hepatitis virus

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Robert  Philibert, MD, PhD Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D.

Behavioral genetics

2
Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D. Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D.

Discovery of new treatments for neuropsychiatric disease

2
James B Potash, M.D., M.P.H. James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H.

Genetics and epigenetics of mood disorders

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Veena Prahlad, Ph.D. Veena Prahlad, Ph.D.

 Neuronal control of cellular stress responses

2
Jason J Radley, PhD Jason J Radley, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of stress

2
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of Metabolism and Cardiovascular Function

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George B Richerson, MD, PhD George B Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.

Serotonin neurons, pH control and sudden death

2
Andrew F Russo, Ph.D. Andrew F Russo, Ph.D.

Neuronal control of gene expression

2
Val Sheffield, MD, PhD Val Sheffield, MD, Ph.D.

Identifying and understanding the function of genes that cause a variety of human disorders

2
Curt D Sigmund, PhD Curt D Sigmund, Ph.D.

Neural Control of Blood Pressure Regulation

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Kathleen A Sluka, PT, PhD Kathleen A Sluka, P.T., Ph.D.

Somatosensory system; neuropharmacology of pain

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Ryan M. Smith, Ph.D. Ryan M. Smith, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of RNA regulation, focusing on spatial and temporal dynamics of RNA expression

2
Long-Sheng Song, MD Long-Sheng Song, M.D.

Local Ca2+ signaling in health and diseases

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Hanna E. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D. Hanna E Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.

Psychiatry and Early Neurobiological Development

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Christopher Stipp, PhD Christopher Stipp, Ph.D.

Cell surface interaction maps and neuronal cell motility and function

2
Stefan Strack, PhD Stefan Strack, Ph.D.

Protein phosphatase 2A in neuronal signal transduction

2
Lane Strathearn, MBBS., PhD Lane Strathearn, MBBS., Ph.D.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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William T Talman, MD William T Talman, M.D.

Central neurotransmitters

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Eric B. Taylor, Ph.D. Eric B. Taylor, Ph.D.

Mitochondrial regulation of cellular function

2
Dan Tranel Daniel T Tranel, Ph.D.

Neuropsychological and neuroanatomical correlates of complex human behavior

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Budd A Tucker, PhD Budd A Tucker, Ph.D.

Use of a stem cell based tissue-engineering approach to reconstruct the outer neural retina

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Ergun Uc, M.D.

Driving and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease; Body composition in Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia; Investigational drugs in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

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Yuriy M Usachev, Ph.D. Yuriy M Usachev, Ph.D.

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain transmission and neurodegeneration.

2
Jatin Vaidya, Ph.D. Jatin Vaidya, Ph.D.

Developmental maturation and individual differences in reward processing and behavioral inhibition

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Shaun P Vecera, PhD Shaun P Vecera, Ph.D.

Visual cognition

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Michelle W Voss, PhD Michelle W Voss, Ph.D.

Cognitive aging, MRI/fMRI neuroimaging, learning and memory

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Edward  Wasserman, PhD Edward Wasserman, Ph.D.

Biology of learning and memory in pigeons

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Joshua Weiner, PhD Joshua Weiner, Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Differentiation and Neural Circuit Formation

2
Michael J Welsh, MD Michael J Welsh, M.D.

Ion channels and their abnormalities in disease

2
John A Wemmie, MD, PhD John A Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D.

Role of acid sensing ion channels in fear related behavior

2
Jan R Wessel, Ph.D. Jan R Wessel, Ph.D.

"Neural mechanisms for cognitive control and cognitive flexibility”

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Virginia L Willour, PhD Virginia L. Willour, Ph.D.

Identifying genetic and epigenetic risk factors for suicidal behavior

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Chun-Fang  Wu, PhD Chun-Fang Wu, Ph.D.

Ion channels, activity-dependent neural plasticity, and learning behavior in Drosophila

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