Peripheral Nervous System

Donna Hammond

Donna L. Hammond, PhD

Title/Position
Professor, Carver Chair in Neuroscience IV
This laboratory is interested in the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of the central nervous system (CNS) pathways that convey pain, as well as the bulbospinal pathways that mediate the production of analgesia. Our studies emphasize a systems-level approach in which many different...
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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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Andrew F. Russo, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research interest is the molecular basis of migraine. A hallmark of migraine is altered sensory perception coupled with head pain. To understand the mechanisms underlying these events, we have focused on the neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), whose levels are elevated during...
Inyong Choi

Inyong Choi, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Dr. Inyong Choi studies neural mechanisms of auditory processing, specifically as it applies to how the human brain segregates a target sound from a mixture of interfering sounds, how the ability degrades in hearing-impaired listeners, and how hearing interventions recover such neural processes...
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Rasna Sabharwal, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
My research focuses on elucidating central brain mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease, psychosocial disorders, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including radiotelemetry, optogenetics, neurophysiology, pharmacology, behavioral and molecular...
Kathleen Sluka

Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Dr. Sluka's laboratory studies the peripheral and central mechanisms of chronic musculoskeletal pain. These studies primarily involve the use of animal models of muscle pain developed and characterized in Dr. Sluka's laboratory. Current projects are aimed at deciphering the role of descending...
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 Anderson

Michael Anderson, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Research in my laboratory is aimed at understanding fundamental physiological properties of the eye and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying a variety of complex eye diseases. Of primary interest are the glaucomas, a leading cause of blindness that affects approximately 70 million people...
Wei, Shunguang

Shunguang Wei, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
My research interest is to advance our understanding of the central brain mechanisms underlying the regulation of cardiovascular function, hemodynamics, sympathetic nerve activity and neuroendocrine in cardiovascular diseases. Using a multifaceted approach including electrophysiology, molecular...
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Stefan Strack, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Reversible phosphorylation of key proteins, such as ion channels and neurotransmitter-synthesizing enzymes, regulates synaptic transmission and other aspects of neuronal physiology and development. While the enzymes that add phosphates to proteins, protein kinases, have been studied extensively...