Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

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Peter Adelman
BA & BS, University of Delaware (2009)
Address: E1440 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Binaural auditory development.

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Kyle Baumbauer
Ph.D., Kent State University (2005)
Laboratory: Dr. H. Richard Koerber
Address: E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-9086
Fax: 412-383-8663
Focus: Injury and inflammation-induced plasticity
Deanne Buffalari
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2006)
Address: A210 Langley Hall
Phone: 412-624-8384
Fax: 412-624-9198
Focus: Neural circuits underlying the interactions of stress and drug abuse
Deanne Buffalari, PhD
BS, Allegheny College (1999)
Address: 446 Crawford Hall
Phone: 624-5043

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Allison Curley
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Address: W1606 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-9909
Fax: 412-624-9910
Focus: Role of prefrontal cortex interneuron alterations in the cognitive dysfunction of schizophrenia
Allison Curley, PhD
BA, Colgate University (2004)
Address: W1650 Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-9909
Focus: Altered prefrontal cortex circuitry in schizophrenia.

E

Nicole Edgar
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Address: 233 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-651-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Focus: The role of circadian genes in major depressive disorder
Nicole Edgar, PhD
BS, Virginia Tech (2001)
Address: E1601 Biomedical Science
Phone: 412-383-7167
Focus: Genetic influences and molecular mechanisms of depression.

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Elisabet Garcia Pino
Ph.D., University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2009)
Address: 100 Eye & Ear Institute
Phone: 412-605-3979
Fax: 412-647-0108
Focus: How neuronal circuits are established and modified during brain development using auditory brainstem as a model
Andrea Gillman
Ph.D., Indiana University (2010)
Address: 223 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-624-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Focus: The ability of drugs of abuse to entrain circadian rhythms
Jill Glausier
Ph.D., Emory University (2008)
Address: W1606 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-9909
Fax: 412-624-9910
Focus: Understanding the alterations in parvalbumin basket cell signaling in schizophrenia

K

Yunbok Kim
Ph.D., Ajou University, Korea (2004)
Address: 301 Life Science Annex
Phone: 412-624-0132
Fax: 412-624-9198
Focus: Responses of VTA dopamine neurons during classical conditioning.
Harold T. Kyriazi
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1984)
Address: E1407 Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-9443
Fax: 412-648-1441
Focus: Computational modeling of somatosensory information processing in the rat whisker/barrel system, focused mostly on cortical layer 4.

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Jun-Ho La
Ph.D., Seoul National University (2004)
Address: W1402 Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-8123
Fax: 412-648-8123
Focus: Study the role of two-pore domain potassium channels in visceral nociception.
Mads Breum Larsen
Ph.D., University of Aarhus, Denmark (2003)
Address: 6068 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Phone: 412-648-9748
Fax: 412-383-5267
Focus: The structure and trafficking of monoaminergic neurotransmitter transporters.
Zheng Liu
Ph.D., Fudan University (2009)
Address: 6068 Biomedical Science Tower 3

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Adria Martig
Ph.D., University of Washington (2010)
Address: A210 Langley Hall
Phone: 412-624-4537
Fax: 412-624-9198
Focus: Endocannabinoid regulation of neural correlates underlying cognition.
Angus McMorland
Ph.D., University of Auckland (2009)
Address: Rm 245, 3025 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-383-9060
Fax: 412-383-5460
Focus: Angus has two research hats: (1) understanding dynamic complexity in motor cortical firing rates and (2) developing neuroprosthetic control of grasping.
Jason Middleton
Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada (2007)
Address: 10027 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-383-8625
Fax: 412-647-0108
Focus: Microcircuit architecture of top-down neurons in the auditory cortex
Patrick Murray
Ph.D., University of Georgia (2010)
Address: W1654 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-4391
Fax: 412-624-9910
Focus: Dendritic spine loss and synaptic vulnerability in Alzheimer disease with psychosis

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Tuan Nguyen
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2005)
Address: 101 Eye & Ear Institute
Phone: 412-605-3979
Fax: 412-647-0108
Focus: How neuronal circuits are established and modified during brain development.

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Angela Ozburn
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2009)
Address: 233 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-624-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Focus: The role of circadian genes in addiction

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Benjamin Pasquereau
Ph.D., University of Bordeaux (2007)
Address: 3501 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Phone: 412-383-9961
Fax: 412-383-9061
Focus: Physiology and pathophysiology of the basal ganglia.
Alexander Poplawsky
Ph.D., Emory University (2011)
Address: 155 McGowan Inst. for Regenerative Med. Bldg.
Phone: 412-383-6696
Focus: Direct detection of neural magnetic fields with magnetic resonance technology.

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Mariane Seney
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009)
Address: Bridgeside Point II, Suite 233
Phone: 412-383-7167
Fax: 412-624-5280
Focus: Using animal models to understand mechanisms underlying sex differences in major depression

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Suzanne Underhill
Ph.D., Washington University (2002)
Address: 6068 bay 2b
Phone: 412-383-7431
Fax: 412-383-5267
Focus: glutamate transporters

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Victor Van Laar
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2008)
Address: 7045-8A, Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-383-5870
Fax: 412-648-7029
Focus: Studying the role of mitochondrial dynamics in the development and progression of neurodegenerative disease.
Victor Van Laar, Ph.D.
BS, Iowa State University ()
Address: 7045 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Phone: 412-624-5043
Focus: Role of dopamine oxidation in Parkinson's Disease.

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Catherine Weisz
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2011)
Address: 10027 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-624-8636
Fax: 412-647-0108
Focus: The development of inhibitory inputs to auditory brainstem neurons using electrophysiology and imaging techniques