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Francis Abboud

Francois M. Abboud, MD

Title/Position
Professor
Edith King Pearson Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Research interests are directed toward the neural regulation of the circulation in pathologic states such as hypertension and heart failure. Specific studies examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mechanical activation of baroreceptor neurons and the role of mechanosensitive ion channels...
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Christopher Benson, MD

Title/Position
Professor
Dr. Benson's research interests include the study of ion channels involved in sensation. We have focused on a class of ion channels called Acid-sensing Ion Channels (ASICs), which play a role in responses to nociceptive, taste, and mechanical stimuli. We have discovered that ASICs are highly...
George Richerson

George B. Richerson, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Head, Neurology
We are studying the role of serotonin neurons in mediating the effects of acidosis on brain function and behavior. We have shown that serotonin neurons are exquisitely sensitive to changes in pH. They are close to large arteries in the brain and contribute to the increase in breathing induced by...
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Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The Williams Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which genetic risk factors contribute to psychiatric disease from a developmental perspective. Their current projects focus on voltage-gated calcium channel genes, which have been linked to the risk of...
LuoJia

Jia Luo, PhD

Title/Position
Professor; Pathology Endowed Chair in Alcohol Research
Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and the medical complications of excessive drinking are major world-wide health problems. There are three long-term goals of my laboratory: (1) Alcohol exposure during development results in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and induces profound damages to the...
Joshua Weiner

Joshua Weiner, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
The mammalian brain is the most complex system in all of biology. The human brain has ~100 billion neurons and perhaps 500 trillion synapses, contact sites between neurons through which information flows. The differentiation of a vast array of distinct neuronal cell types from stem cell progenitors...
Marco Hefti

Marco M. Hefti, MD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
I am interested in the role of the tau protein in human brain development and in response to early-life hypoxic-ischemic injury, and in how this related to the development of age-related tauopathies such as Alzheimers disease. Recent publications
Mark Niciu

Mark J. Niciu, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Our clinical and translational research group seeks to better understand the pathophysiology and therapeutics of major mood and substance use disorders including their comorbidity. A major focus has been the identification, replication, and dissemination of biomarkers of treatment response to the...
Mark Chapleau

Mark W. Chapleau, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Dr. Chapleau's research focuses on neural mechanisms in cardiovascular regulation; with emphasis on baroreceptor mechanosensory transduction, modulation of excitability of baroreceptor and sympathetic neurons, and determinants of baroreflex sensitivity, arterial chemoreceptor reflex sensitivity and...
Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Neuroscience Ph.D. Program Associate Director
Research in our laboratory utilizes dynamic imaging in live brain tissue slices to study the development and remodeling of neurons and glia in the mammalian CNS. These studies address mechanisms of neural development as well as cellular responses to tissue injury. Our current projects span three...