Faculty & Staff
Noor Akhter, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Steroid regulation of somatotropes in the male
Helen Benes, Ph.D. Professor
Sex-specific gene activity for mosquito control; lipid peroxidation during aging and development in insects
E. Robert Burns, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Interdisciplinary Toxicology
Experimental oncology and chronochemotherapy; PreK-14 health science outreach
Jason Y. Chang, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, Ophthalmology
Neuronal programmed cell death, neurotoxicity of cholesterol oxides
Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences
Neuroendocrine regulation of growth and reproduction
David L. Davies, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Pathogenesis of ethanol and trauma related brain damage
Paul D. Drew, Ph.D. Professor
Neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis
Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Psychiatry
Disorders of the reticular activating system and sleep, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, spinal cord injury
Abdallah Hayar, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Role of synchronized bursting activity in olfactory bulb processing of sensory input.
Cynthia (Cindy) J.M. Kane, Ph.D. Professor
Regulation of glial-neuronal interactions in the CNS during normal and abnormal brain development
Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Neurodegenerative diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Melanie C. MacNicol, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Signal transduction and mRNA translation in neurons
Angus M. MacNicol, Ph.D. Professor
Regulation of early vertebrate development, cell cycle progression and cellular differentiation
Mark S. Mennemeier, Ph.D. Professor, Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory in the Center for Translational Neuroscience.
Neural mechanisms of neglect
Bruce W. Newton, Ph.D. Dr. Newton has moved his laboratory to the Department of Anatomy at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina. Click to find his new address.
Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Regulation of synaptic transmission and ethanol effects on the brain
Robert D. Skinner, Ph.D. Professor
Spinal cord injury and locomotion pattern generators; midlatency auditory evoked potentials in human brain diseases and the startle response in an animal model
Laura C. Stanley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Medical Education; Neurodegenerative Disease
Mohsin M. Syed, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Jihong Xu, Ph.D. Instructor
Elie D. Al-Chaer, MS, PhD, JD Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences & Director, Center for Pain Research
Neurobiology of visceral pain and functional gastrointestinal disorders
Steve W. Barger, Ph.D. Professor of Geriatrics, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, and Internal Medicine
Signal transduction and gene regulation in neurons; neuron-microglia interaction
Puran S. Bora, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Yuzhi Chen, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Geriatrics and Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences
Neddylation in Alzheimer’s disease and adult brain stem cell development
Maxim Dobretsov, Ph.D.
Neurobiology of pain and diabetic neuropathy; Physiological roles of isoforms of Na+,K+-ATPase
John Dornhoffer, M.D. Professor, Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology Board Certified Otolaryngologist
Neurovestibular research; hearing loss and vertigo
W. Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chairman for Research The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease
Stacy A. Rudnicki, M.D. Professor of Neurology
Neurological disorders and stroke
M. Donald Cave, Ph.D Professor Emeritus
Probes for the diagnosis and molecular epidemiology of diseases caused by bacterial pathogens
Shirley Ann Gilmore, Ph.D.
John E. Pauly, Ph.D.
Ervin W. Powell, Ph.D.
Jerome K. Sherman, Ph.D.
Roger Buchanan, Ph.D.
Barbara Clancy, Ph.D.
Lori Hensley, Ph.D.
Richard Murray, Ph.D.
Nancy B. Reese, Ph.D.
Malathi Srivatsan, Ph.D.
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