Training Faculty

A

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-3183
Room 227 Bridgeside Point II
Focus: Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9434
E1456 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cellular and molecular signaling processes in neurodegeneration.
Professor, Medicine, Neurobiology
412-648-9669
E1454 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.

B

Professor, Otolaryngology, Biological Sciences, Neurological Surgery
412-647-2298
107 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Professor, Neuroscience, Center for Neuroscience
412-624-7330
467 Crawford Hall
Focus: Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-1198
159 Mellon Institute
Focus: Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
412.383.5394
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-2790
331H Baker Hall
Focus: Visual cognition in normal and brain-damaged humans.
Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-383-5868
7037 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
412-648-9720
7015 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

C

Professor, Psychiatry
724-733-3795 (lab)
321 Loeffler Bldg
Focus: Effects of Ôeveryday life stresses' on behavior and health.
Professor, Neuroscience, Center for Neuroscience
412-624-6995
A415 Langley Hall
Focus: Functional organization of hypothalamus and central autonomic networks.
Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, V.A. Pittsburgh Health System
412-648-1263
S-507 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-586-9250
3501 Forbes Ave., Suite 450
Focus: Neuroimaging studies of cognitive control in healthy and psychiatric populations.
Associate Professor, Pathology
412-383-5379
W958 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-4486
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Using attention to study cortical population codes
Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-7295
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Cortical mechanisms of memory, attention, and spatial representation in primates.

D

Professor, Medicine, Neurobiology
412-648-9745
E1457 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Neuroscience
412-624-4259
7041 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Professor, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-383-2188
217 Hill Building
Focus: Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
412-624-1759
301 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
269 Crawford Hall
Focus: Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity

E

Assistant Professor, Psychology
412-624-4533
3107 Sennott Square
Focus: Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Professor, Mathematics, Neurobiology
412-624-8324
502 Thackeray
Focus: Applications of mathematics to biological systems.

F

Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience
412-624-7078
605 Learning Research Development Center
Focus: Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-648-9366
E1652 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
412-692-6400
3512 Rangos Research Center
Focus: Cellular and molecular signaling processes important for central nervous system myelination and myelin repair.

G

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-647-3076
108 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Neural control of coordinated oculomotor and skeletomotor movements.
Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Medicine
412-383-5911
W1444 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Psychology
412-624-9578
210 S. Bouquest St.
Focus: Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-268-7229
116D Mellon Institute
Focus: Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
412-383-5367
W1451 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology
412-624-4609
456 Langley Hall
Focus: Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Professor, Neurology
412-648-3299
S-517 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Professor, Neurology
412-648-9793
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 7039
Focus: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

H

Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9424
W1443 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Axonal pathfinding in the developing chick visual system.
Associate Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience
412-624-9716
7038 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-4964
254L Baker Hall, CMU
Focus: Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-8172
6060 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine, Anesthesiology
412-623-1417
Hillman Cancer Center-Research Pavilion G.17b
Focus: Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9429
E1458 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-7581
Bridgeside Point II, Room 229
Focus: Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.

J

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-8136
W1351 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
412-624-4295
458 Crawford Hall
Focus: Biophysics, pharmacology, and regulation of glutamate receptors.

K

Professor, Otolaryngology, Neurobiology
412-624-8398
10016 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-8723
229H Baker Hall
Focus: Statistical analysis of neural data.
Professor, Radiology
412-383-8011
159 McGowan Center
Focus: Functional imaging methods and biophysics.
412-383-8616
W1541 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Intravital imaging of the immune cell and CNS interaction by two photon microscopy.
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychology
412-383-2806
3434 Fifth Avenue, Suite 201
Focus: Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral and histological recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9518
W1447 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
412-383-8139
324 Biomedical Science Tower South
Focus: Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.

L

Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9073
W1448 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9078
W1442 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology
412-383-9904
W1356 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-1060
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-9486
E1351 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
UPMC Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience
412-624-3934
W1653 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-7269
W1454 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: CNS stem cells.
Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Psychology
412-383-8178
121 Meyran Ave, Loeffler Bldg. Room 111
Focus: Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level voluntary control of behavior (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing, arousal). fMRI, DTI and oculomotor methods are used.

M

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
412-692-9934
Rangos Research Building Room 8129
Focus: Development, maturation and function of the auditory and somatosensory systems.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-5547
Bridgeside Point II, 450 Technology Dr, Suite 223
Focus: The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
412-624-8283
461 Crawford Hall
Focus: Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
412-624-2653
A455 Langley Hall
Focus: Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-1856
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 6065
Focus: Genetic analysis of vertebrate CNS development.
Associate Professor, Information Science
412-624-9427
752 Information Sciences Building
Focus: Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.

O

Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-3968
115 Mellon Inst
Focus: Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-1191
458 Langley Hall
Focus: Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-383-6575
E1452 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cellular transplants for spinal cord repair. Development of combinatorial spinal cord repair strategies.

P

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-383-5900
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 7042
Focus: Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-383-6563
4074 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Motor control in humans.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
412-692-5881
4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224
Focus: Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Professor, Radiology, Biostatistics
412-647-0714
B-938 Presbyterian University Hospital
Focus: Integrated approaches for the analyses of multiple intra-subject neuroimaging measures
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology
412-268-8236
202 Mellon Institute
Focus: Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.

R

Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-6994
A416B Langley Hall
Focus: Neural circuits for stress responses and emotional learning: organization and postnatal development.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-9178
W1456 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Professor, Mathematics
624-6157
501 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
412-684-6939
10015 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse

S

Professor, Psychology
412-624-7061
629 Learning Research Development Center
Focus: Cognitive neuroscience, semantic representation, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-7021
E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-5183
6058 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Neural circuits and behavior
Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-5158
A210 Langley Hall
Focus: Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-0804
Bridgeside Point II, 450 Technology Dr, Suite 231
Focus: Molecular mechanisms of depression and aging.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9442
E1452 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Sensory physiology of the cerebral cortex.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Bioengineering
412-647-2313
914 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
Professor and Chairman, Cell Biology and Physiology
412-624-3116
S368 Biomedical Science Tower South
Focus: Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
412-624-9936
Suite 300 McGowan Institute
Focus: Regenerative medicine approaches to protecting and repairing the retina and the optic nerve.
Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-383-9961
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 4074
Focus: CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Professor, Neurology
412-624-0418
S-598 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Professor and Chairman, Neuroscience
412-624-6996
A215 Langley Hall
Focus: Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology
412-383-8548
W-1645 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

T

Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience, Psychology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-3157
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: High-level vision and categorization in humans
Assistant Professor
6062 BST3
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-1442
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 6064
Focus: Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-5546
Bridgeside Point II, 450 Technology Dr, Suite 223
Focus: Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-8983
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 6063
Focus: Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-383-5395
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
412-383-8626
10021 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.

U

Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-5122
4400 Fifth Avenue, 173 Mellon Institute
Focus: Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.

W

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-648-6666
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 202
Focus: The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Professor, Pathology
412-647-0765
M8715 South Tower, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Focus: Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.

X

Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Structural Biology
412-648-9922
2048 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.

Y

Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience
412-647-9614
519 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.

Z

Professor, Neurology
412-624-4258
7016 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.