Neurobiology of Disease

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Cellular and molecular signaling processes in neurodegeneration.
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Effects of Ôeveryday life stresses' on behavior and health.
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Cellular and molecular signaling processes important for central nervous system myelination and myelin repair.
Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Intravital imaging of the immune cell and CNS interaction by two photon microscopy.
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Cellular transplants for spinal cord repair. Development of combinatorial spinal cord repair strategies.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Integrated approaches for the analyses of multiple intra-subject neuroimaging measures
Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Molecular mechanisms of depression and aging.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.