Neuroscience

Neuroscience has emerged as a highly multi-disciplinary science with enduring mysteries. We are exploring many aspects of this discipline at the level of molecules, cells and circuits. Using a variety of experimental approaches, we hope to improve our understanding of neurophysiology as well as neuropathology.

Pharmacology Faculty

Paula Barrett

Barrett, Paula Q.

Regulation of low-voltage activated T-type Ca2+ channel activity by kinases and heterotrimeric G-proteins and their roles in physiological responses.

Douglas Bayliss

Bayliss, Douglas A.

Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

Mark Beenhakker

Beenhakker, Mark P.

Circuit mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy

Patrice Guyenet

Guyenet, Patrice G.

Neural control of blood pressure and respiration

Edward Perez-Reyes

Perez-Reyes, Edward

Exploring epilepsy circuits then preventing seizures using AAV-based gene therapies.

Michael Scott

Scott, Michael M.

Investigation of the neuronal circuits and epigenetic modifications involved in the control of food intake, impulsivity and novelty seeking behavior

J. Julius Zhu

Zhu, J. Julius

Neural Circuits in Healthy and Diseased Brains

Other PSTG Faculty

George Bloom

Bloom, George S.

Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

John Campbell

Campbell, John

The Neurobiology of Energy Balance

Jeffrey Corwin

Corwin, Jeffrey T.

Regeneration and Developmental Biology of the Hearing and Balance Organs in the Vertebrate Ear.

Christopher Deppmann

Deppmann, Christopher

Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development

Heather Ferris

Ferris, Heather

The Role of Diabetes in Cognitive Decline

Alban Gaultier

Gaultier, Alban

Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

Jonathan Kipnis

Kipnis, Jonathan

Neuroimmunology and glia biology in cognition, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

Bettina Winckler

Winckler, Bettina

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.