People

Warren Darling

Warren G. Darling, PhD

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Professor
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Control mechanisms for upper limb movements to visual targets are the focus of research in my laboratory. Current projects include: (1) effects of lesions of posterior parietal cortex in humans on visual and kinesthetic perception and on control of reaching movements and (2) effects of lesions in...
Benjamin DeCorte

Benjamin DeCorte

Imagine if humans lacked any understanding of time. Could we communicate with one another if the words in our sentences were always spoken in a random order? Could early humans have found food if hunters did not understand that they should throw their spears before approaching their prey? Could...
 

Dori Defoe

Recent publications
Carolina Deifelt Streese

Carolina Deifelt Streese

Surgical removal of brain tissue is an elective procedure for patients with medication-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Although it is a highly effective treatment, approximately 44% of patients with left-lateralized MTLE demonstrate a significant decline in verbal memory following...
Ece Demir-Lira

Ece Demir-Lira, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Research at the Development, Experience, and Neurocognition Lab addresses the long-standing question of why some children, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, fall behind their peers in academic achievement while others thrive. We take several major approaches to address this broad question. We...
Natalie Denburg

Natalie Denburg, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
The organizing theme of my empirical work is the study of developmental changes in cognition. My main line of research involves the study of aging cognition. I am particularly interested in how attention and emotion impact cognitive functioning, such as memory and executive functioning, in both...
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Ian J. DeVolder

Recent publications
Audrey Dickey

Audrey Dickey

Recent publications
Jonathan Doorn

Jonathan A. Doorn, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
In general, Dr. Doorn's work involves examining the role of reactive intermediates in toxicity and disease. Specifically, his mechanistic, hypothesis-driven research focuses on the potential role of protein modification by a reactive metabolite of dopamine metabolism in neurotoxicity and...
 

David Driscoll

My current research activities are aimed at assessing the effects of prefrontal cortex damage on emotion regulation. In particular, I'm interested in better understanding the neural basis of emotion regulation and the impact that emotional dysregulation can have on social functioning. Recent...
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Daniel Eberl, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
We are interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms of how organisms detect sounds, and how they use information from sounds to direct their behavior. Drosophila males sing the "love song" to females by wing vibration. Females and males both hear the love song with their antennae and respond in a...
Evans, Maya

Maya Evans

My research focuses on prenatal stress as a known environmental risk factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other psychiatric disorders. I am interested in how prenatal stress can change the typical development of the brain, and specifically the dorsal striatum. Recently, there has been...
Carrie Figdor

Carrie Figdor, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research focuses on theoretical issues in the integration of neuroscience and psychology; the relation between human and nonhuman cognition; ethical implications of neuroscience. Recent publications
Filali, Yassine

Yassine Filali

I am interested in studying the underlying mechanisms between dynamic neural networks and complex behavioral states. My doctoral goal is to develop expertise in the Electome approach to investigate this relationship. This approach involves recording local field potentials (LFPs) to generate...
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C. Andrew Frank, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Homeostasis is a robust form of regulation that allows a system to maintain a constant output despite external perturbations. In the nervous system, homeostasis plays a critical role in regulating neuronal and synaptic activity. Yet the molecular basis of this form of neural plasticity is generally...
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Michael V. Freedberg

My main research interests are grounded in the field of motor skill acquisition, the role of reward in learning, the contingencies and boundaries of bimanually coordinated responses, and the neural mechanisms that subserve these processes. Using dual-task and serial response time-like paradigms, I...
John Freeman

John Freeman, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
We study the neural mechanisms underlying learning and memory. The main focus of our research is on neural circuit interactions necessary for learning and memory retrieval. We use multi-site tetrode recordings, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, DREADDs, optogenetics, electrical stimulation, machine...
Diana Gallegos

Diana Gallegos

Recent publications
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Stephanie Gantz, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The mission of the Gantz lab is to discover and characterize novel interactions between G protein-coupled receptors and ion channels in the brain. We use patch-clamp electrophysiology in brain slices to record synaptic communication between neurons. We also record ion channel activity directly in...
Andrew Garrett

Andrew Garrett

Mechanisms controlling the wiring of the central nervous system. Recent publications
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Natassia V. Gaznick

Recent publications
Joel Geerling

Joel C. Geerling, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
In the lab, we use genetic techniques to isolate and manipulate neurons that mediate basic physiologic functions including sleep, appetite, bladder control, and thermoregulation. My focus lies in identifying and deciphering previously unknown connections between neurons in the brainstem and other...
Bess Glickman

Bess Glickman

My research broadly focuses on the neurobiology of learning and memory. Specifically, I study the basolateral amygdala and its role in modulating consolidation for different types of memories. I use optogenetics to manipulate neural pathways after different learning experiences to determine critical...
Joseph Glykys

Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The Glykys Lab focuses on neuronal swelling (cytotoxic edema) and the inhibitory system. Our research's long-term goal is to better treat neuronal swelling and seizures, especially during the neonatal period. Our areas of research include: studying changes in neuronal chloride concentration and...
Alejandra J Gomez

Alejandra J. Gomez

In my dissertation work, I study how the brain processes sensory information in early development. I use in vivo electrophysiology to record activity from sensorimotor structures (such as primary motor cortex) in infant rats. I am interested in understanding how sensory processing changes in early...