Primary Faculty

  • Beas, Sofia, Ph.D.

    swilsonComing Spring 2022!

    Research Areas

  • Brenner, Michael, Ph.D.

    mbrennerProfessor Emeritus

    Research Areas
    Transcriptional regulation of GFAP, development of GFAP promoters for transgene expression in astrocytes, and GFAP mutations as a cause of Alexander disease

  • Cruikshank, Scott, Ph.D.

    Scott CruikshankAssistant Professor

    Research
    Synaptic and cellular organization and processing in the neocortex and thalamus, with an emphasis on sensory systems

  • Cummings, Kirstie, Ph.D.

    CummingsCOMING SPRING 2022!!!

    Research Areas

  • Day, Jeremy J., Ph.D.

    Jeremy DayAssociate Professor

    Research Areas
    Addiction; learning and memory; epigenetics; non-coding RNAs

  • Dobrunz, Lynn E., Ph.D.

    dobrunzProfessor

    Research Areas
    Learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; ion channels and synaptic function; neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities

  • Gavin, Cristin, Ph.D.

    gavin 150x150Assistant Professor
    Co-Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program
    Co-Director, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
    Associate Scientist, Civitan International Research Center

    Research Areas
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of structural and functional plasticity; memory; mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disabilities

  • Gross, Alecia K., Ph.D.

    gavin 150x150Associate Professor
    Assistant Dean
    Faculty Onboarding
    SOM Director Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Theme
    Research Areas

    Molecular mechanisms of retinal degenerations due to genetic mutations and/or light damage; protein trafficking in photoreceptors and neurons; rod and cone disk cytoskeletal regulation

  • Hablitz, John J., Ph.D.

    jhablitzProfessor Emeritus
    Research Areas

    Neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities; ion channels and synaptic function

  • Lester, Robin A.J., Ph.D.

    lesterProfessor

    Research Areas
    Ion channels, synapses and addiction

  • Lubin, Farah, Ph.D.

    Farah LubinAssociate Professor
    Director, NINDS Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program
    Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
    Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

    Research Areas
    Learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; epigenetics, non-coding RNAs; gene transcription; epilepsy disorders; neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities

  • Newsom, Cassandra, Psy.D.

    Newsom

       Newsome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate Professor 
     Director, Civitan Translational ASD/NDD Research Core

     Research Areas
     Autism

  • Overstreet-Wadiche, Linda, Ph.D.

    Linda WadicheProfessor

    Research Areas
    Neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities; learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; ion channels and synaptic function; neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors and cell signaling

  • Parpura, Vladimir, M.D., Ph.D.

    parpura

    Professor

    Research Areas
    Glial biology; ion channels and synaptic function; systems neuroscience and vision

  • Powell, Craig, M.D., Ph.D.

    powell2Professor
    Director, Civitan International Research Center
    Chair, Department of Neurobiology
    Virginia B. Spencer Endowed Chair
    Research Areas
    Autism, intellectual disability, cognitive dysfunction

  • Pozzo-Miller, Lucas, Ph.D.


    ProfessDr. Lucas Pozzo-Milleror
    Co-Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
    Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Theme, Graduate Biomedical Science


    Research Areas
    Neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors and cell signaling;
    learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; ion channels, synaptic
    function, neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities

  • Theibert, Anne B, Ph.D.

    theibertProfessor

    Research Areas
    Role of phosphoinositides in developmental neurobiology

  • Thyme, Summer B., Ph.D.

    Thyme

    Summer Thyme 2    Assistant Professor

         
         Research Areas
       
    Uncovering Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Disease Using Zebrafish

      

  • Visscher, Kristina, Ph.D.

    Kristina VisscherAssociate Professor
    Co-director, Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory

    Research Areas
    Cognitive neuroscience

  • Wadiche, Jacques, Ph.D.

    Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.Professor

    Research Areas
    Neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors and cell signaling; learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; ion channels and synaptic function