Autonomic Regulation, Viscerosensation and Neuroendocrinology

Functional organization of hypothalamus and central autonomic networks.
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Neural circuits for stress responses and emotional learning: organization and postnatal development.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.