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Core Faculty

Arun Asok, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Hard-wired brain circuits and dynamic molecular networks using optogenetics, gene sequencing, CRISPR-Cas gene editing and network computational approaches.

Caitlin R. Bowman, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Human memory functions, using a combination of behavioral tasks, computational modeling, brain imaging including model-based fMRI and multivariate pattern analyses.

Janis Eells, Ph.D.; Professor, Health Sciences
Mitochonrdrial Dysfunction, Mitochondrial signaling mechanisms involved in mediating cellular toxicity and protection

Ira Driscoll, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology
Brain changes as early predictors of cognitive deficits and dementia, and the role for hormones and genetic background as modulators of age-related cognitive decline

Karyn Frick, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Understand how aging, sex-steroid hormones, and environmental factors affect hippocampal function and hippocampal-dependent memory

Jennifer H. Gutzman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental Neurobiology

Deborah Hannula, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, fMRI, Eye-Tracking, Neuropsychological Methods

Fred J. Helmstetter, Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience, Animal Learning, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Brain Imaging

James R, Moyer, Jr., Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Psychology
Neurobiology of learning, Memory, and Aging, Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Aging, Neurobiological Mechanisms of Temporal Encoding

Christopher C. Quinn, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Biology
Cell Biology, Developmental Genetics and Neuroscience

Rodney Swain, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience/Psychobiology, Learning and Memory, Cerebellar Plasticity

Ava Udvadia, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Associated Faculty

Benjamin C. Campbell, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Anthropology
Human biology, Africa, Hormones, nomads

Michael Carvan, Ph.D.; Shaw Professor, Fresh Water Sciences
Toxicology, toxicogenomics, epigenetics, behavioral toxicology, gene-environment-disease/dysfunction interactions

James M. Cook, Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and Natural Products Chemistry

Wendy E. Huddleston, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Health Sciences Human Movement Sciences

Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology
Child Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Christine L. Larson, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology
Clinical Psychology; Affective Neuroscience: fMRI, EEG, and peripheral psychophysiology of affective processes

Krista (Medina) Lisdahl, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology
Clinical neuropsychology, assessment, psychopharmacology, effects of drugs on behavior.

J. Rudi Strickler, Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor, Biological Sciences Limnology, biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology, biomechanics.

Kurt Svoboda, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Public Health
Nicotine toxicity and developmental biology of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs).

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