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Faculty (primary)

Primary Faculty

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.   Professor, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
Hormone and target regulation of sexually dimorphic nuclei; development of autonomic nervous system

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

Patrick W. Tank, Ph.D.   Professor, Course Director, Gross Anatomy Director, Division of Anatomical Education, Director, Anatomical Gift Program
Pattern formation during limb development and regeneration

Jihong Xu, Ph.D.   Instructor
Neurodegenerative diseases