Summer Undergraduate Program: Training Faculty

    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
    Professor, Psychiatry, Bioengineering
    Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
    Professor, Otolaryngology, Biological Sciences, Neurological Surgery
    Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
    Professor, Neuroscience
    Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience
    Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
    Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
    Assistant Professor, Neurology
    Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
    Associate Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; UPMC Endowed Chair in Movement Disorders
    Pathogenesis of Parkinson's diseases and progressive supranuclear palsy; development of novel neuroprotective strategies based on the underlying molecular pathophysiology.
    Professor, Psychiatry
    Effects of everyday life stresses on behavior and health
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
    Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, V.A. Pittsburgh Health System
    Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
    Professor, Pathology
    Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
    Associate Professor, Neuroscience
    Using attention to study cortical population codes
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
    Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Neuroscience
    Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
    Professor, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
    Associate Professor, Mathematics
    Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
    Professor, Neuroscience
    Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    The molecular pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
    Professor, Mathematics, Neurobiology
    Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
    Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience
    Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Developing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which synaptic vesicles dynamically load, retain and release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and how these processes contribute to neuropsychiatric illnesses
    Professor, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
    Neural signatures of action and cognition.
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Organization of the parietal-frontal network that controls reaching and grasping.
    Professor, Psychology
    Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease.
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
    Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
    Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
    Professor, Neurology
    Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
    Professor, Neurology
    Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
    Professor, Ophthalmology, Developmental Biology
    Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
    Professor, Anesthesiology
    The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid tolerance and dependence and the interactions of pain and analgesic signaling.
    Associate Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience
    Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
    Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
    Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
    Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
    Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Organization of mouse cortical circuitry underlying control of movement.
    Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine, Anesthesiology
    Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
    Assistant Professor, Neurology
    The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry
    Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
    Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
    Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
    Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
    Biophysics, pharmacology, structure, and regulation of glutamate receptors.
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Plasticity of inhibitory circuits during development and pathology.
    Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
    Statistical analysis of neural data.
    Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Critical Care Medicine, Psychology, and Center for Neuroscience
    Therapeutic strategies and mechanisms for experimental traumatic brain injury
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
    Using in vivo 2- & 3- photon imaging and electrophysiology to study brain computer interfaces
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Influence of cortical inhibitory circuits on sensory development and perceptual learning.
    Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
    Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
    Computational and electrophysiological study of visual
    UPMC Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience
    Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    CNS stem cells.
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
    Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Psychology
    Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing). fMRI, DTI, PET, MRSI and cognitive testing are used.
    Professor, Psychiatry
    The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
    Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
    Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
    Associate Professor, Information Science
    Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
    Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
    Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
    Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
    Associate Professor, Human Genetics
    Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders
    Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
    Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases.
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
    Professor, Psychiatry
    Identifying neural circuitry problems that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders.
    Professor, Neurological Surgery
    Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
    Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
    Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
    Imaging and manipulating cells and circuits to understand population coding across the cortical hierarchy
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    The perception of vocal communication sounds in realistic listening conditions.
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
    Fundamental and clinical research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases
    Professor, Psychiatry
    Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis
    Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
    Professor, Neuroscience
    Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
    Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Bioengineering
    Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
    Professor and Chairman, Cell Biology and Physiology
    Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
    Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, Center for Neuroscience Co-Director
    CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
    Professor, Neurology
    Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
    Professor and Chair, Neuroscience; Center for Neuroscience Co-Director
    Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
    UPMC Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology
    Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
    Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
    Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering
    Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Cellular and molecular pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry
    Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
    Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.
    Associate Professor, Neurobiology
    Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
    Professor and Vice Chair of Research Otolaryngology, Director Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
    Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing
    Professor, Neurobiology
    Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
    Research Assistant Professor
    Imaging of neuronal, metabolic and vascular function and dysfunction
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Neural basis of action planning, decision-making and skill learning.
    Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
    Professor, Pathology
    Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
    Assistant Professor
    Neural Circuit Development and Dysfunction in Disease
    Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Structural Biology
    Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
    Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience
    Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.
    Assistant Professor, Neurology
    Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury