Faculty Fellows

Michael Alkire, M.D.
Professor
Anesthesiology

Functional brain imaging, mechanisms of anesthetic action on consciousness, memory and pain processing

Tallie Z. Baram MD, PhD
Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Epilepsy, development, learning and memory, stress, corticotropin releasing hormone

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Memory, sleep, EEG, depression

Sven Bernecker, PhD
Professor
Philosophy

Epistemology of memory, epistemic benefits of memory's imperfections, mnemonic confabulation

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Stem Cells, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, neurogenesis, neurodegeneration

Gregory Brewer, PhD
Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease, neuronal networks, neuron cell culture

Jorge Busciglio, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome, neurodegeneration, axonal transport, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction,

Susan Charles, PhD
Professor
Psychology and Social Behavior

Emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion

Susana Cohen-Cory, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Synapse formation in the developing nervous system; in vivo imaging studies

Karina Cramer, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Development, plasticity, synaptogenesis, glia, pruning

Steven Cramer, MD
Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

CNS Repair in Humans, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Motor System, Plasticity after CNS Injury

 

Barbara Dosher, PhD
Professor
Cognitive Science

Attention, perceptual learning, human information processing, visual perception, memory retrieval

 

 

Lisa Flanagan, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurology

Stem cells, neural, embryonic, neuron

 

Norbert Fortin, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, electrophysiology, behavioral neuroscience, sequence meomory

Christie Fowler, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Addiction, Aversion, Behavior, Brain, Genetics

Ron Frostig, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Sensory neocortex: structure, function and plasticity

Sunil Gandhi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Critical period plasticity, interneurons, visual system, neuronal transplantation, connectomics

Charles Glabe, PhD
Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Amyloid, pathogenesis, neurodegenerative disease, neuroinflammation, immunotherapy

Douglas Granger, PhD
Professor
Psychology and Social Behavior

 

John Guzowski, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning, memory, synaptic plasticity, hippocampus, gene expression

Gregory Hickok, PhD
Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Neuroanatomy of language, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience

Robert Hunt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neural circuits, synapses, stem cells, epilepsy, autism

Kei Igarashi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Memory, olfaction, Alzheimer's disease, hippocampus, entorhinal cortex

Autumn Ivy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurology

Early-life exercise, epigenetics, neurology, learning and memory, developmental disorders

Susanne Jaeggi, PhD
Associate Professor
Cognitive Science

Working Memory, Executive Control, Plasticity, Training, Transfer

Claudia Kawas, MD
Professor
Neurology

Aging, dementia, longevity, neuropathology, geriatrics

Jeffrey Krichmar, PhD
Professor
Cognitive Neurosciences

Computational neuroscience, decision making, evolutionary computation, robotics, navigation

Frank LaFerla, PhD
Dean
School of Biological Sciences

Molecular biology of Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative disorders, Transgenic and Genetically-modified Animal Models, Learning and memory

Julie Lauterborn, PhD
Full Researcher
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Intellectual Disability (Fragile X, Down Syndrome), Autism, Stress, Learning and Memory Mechanisms

Michael Lee, PhD
Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive modeling, memory models, decision making, Bayesian statistics, individual differences

Michael Leon, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Sensory Enrichment Therapy for Autism

Frances Leslie, PhD
Professor
Pharmacology

Addiction, drugs of abuse, brain development

Linda Levine, PhD
Professor
Psychology and Social Behavior

Relations between cognitive and emotional development, how emotions influence attention and memory

Charles Limoli, PhD
Professor
Radiation Oncology

Oxidative stress, Neurogenesis, Stem cells, Transplantation, Chemobrain

Jack Lin, MD
Professor
Clinical Neurology

Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy

Elizabeth Loftus, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Criminology, Law and Society

Human Memory, False Memories, Eyewitness Testimony, Psychology and Law

Angela Lukowski, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychology and Social Behavior

Memory development in infancy and early childhood; individual differences in long-term memory in infancy; the impact of early nutrition on development

Gyorgy Lur, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Neuronal signal integration, chronic- and acute stress, cognitive behavior, optical techniques

Gary Lynch, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity: LTP, glutamate receptors and cell adhesion molecules; Cellular deficits underlying cognitive impairment in animal models of cognitive impairment

Mark Mapstone, PhD
Professor
Neurology

Cognitive aging, metabolomics, clinical trials, biomarkers, cognitive phenotyping

John Marshall, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Recovery of function after brain injury, cellular factors contributing to neurodegeneration, organization of basal ganglia motor systems

Steven Mahler, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Addiction, reward circuits, cannabinoids, Pavlovian conditioning, motivation

Bryce Mander, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory, Neurodegeneration

Elizabeth Martin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychology and Social Behavior

Transdiagnostic emotional and social functioning, Affective control and regulation, Relations between affect and cognition

Bruce McNaughton, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Brain research, memory, spatial memory, plasticity, hippocampus

James McGaugh, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

emotional modulation of memory, highly superior autobiographical memory

Sara Mednick, PhD
Associate Professor
Cognitive Sciences

 

Raju Metherate, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Neurophysiology, Synaptic physiology of auditory cortex

Bin Nan, PhD
Professor
Statistics

High-dimensional statistics, imaging analysis, longitudinal data analysis, statistical learning, survival analysis

Andrea Nicholas, PhD
Lecturer
Neurobiology and Behavior

The process of learning and memory as it relates to the method and practice of teaching

Diane O'Dowd, PhD
Professor
Developmental and Cell Biology

 

Andre Obenaus, PhD
Professor
Pediatrics

MRI, traumatic brain injury, stroke, aging, circuits, brain vasculature

Aimee Pierce MD
Assistant Professor
Neurology
Uma Rao, MD
Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Adolescence, depression, substance abuse, neurobiology, risk/resilience

 

David Reinkensmeyer, PhD
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Neuromuscular control, motor learning, robotics, and rehabilitation

Steven Small, MD, PhD
Professor
Neurology

Neurobiology of Language, Neural Repair, Computational Neuroscience

Robert Spitale, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemistry and Chemical Biology; RNA Biology

Craig Stark, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Memory, hippocampus, neuroimaging, amnesia, FMRI

Oswald Steward, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Spinal cord injury, regeneration, sprouting, epilepsy, excitotoxicity

Mark Steyvers PhD
Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Wisdom of Crowds, Aggregating human judgments, Computational models of the mind, Machine Learning and Statistics

Andrea Tenner, PhD
Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Innate Immunity, Inflammation, Complement, Alzheimer's Disease, Cell Surface Receptors

Leslie Thompson, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Human genetic disorders

Craig Walsh, PhD
Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Immunology, apoptosis, signal transduction, T cells, autoimmunity

Marcelo Wood, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Epigenetics, memory, addiction, synaptic plasticity, aging

Xiangmin Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neural circuits, cell-type specific, electrophysiology, imaging, optical stimulation

Michael Yassa, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning, memory, aging, Alzheimer's disease, neuroimaging

External Fellows

Ted Abel, PhD
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
University of Iowa
Ralph Adolphs, PhD
Professor
Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology
Caltech
Timothy Allen, PhD
Professor
Psychology
Florida Inational University
Stephan Anagnostaras, PhD
Associate Professor
Psycholog
University of California, San Diego
Michel Baudry, PhD
Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Western University
Federico Bermudez-Rattoni, PhD
Professor
Cognitive Neurosciences
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Kasia Bieszczad, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pyschology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Jennifer Bizon, PhD
Professor
Neuroscience
University of Florida
Timothy Bredy, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior
Queensland Brain Institute
Sara Burke, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
University of Florida
Robert Clark, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Laura Colgin, PhD
Associate Professor
Neuroscience
University of Texas, Austin
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Michael Fanselow, PhD
Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Joaquin Fuster, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Gold, PhD
Professor
Biology
Syracuse University
Ivan Izquierdo, PhD
Professor
Neuroscience
Pontífica Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Barbara Knowlton, PhD
Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Jill Leutgeb, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biology
University of California, San Diego
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Stephan Leutgeb, PhD
Professor
Neurobiology
University of California, San Diego
Kelsey Martin, PhD
Professor
Biological chemistry, psychiatry, and biobehavioral sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Aaron Mattfeld, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychology
Florida International University
Andrew Maurer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
University of Florida
Mark Mayford, PhD
Associate Professor
Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute
Richard Morris, PhD
Professor
Neuroscience
University of Edinburgh
John O'Doherty, PhD
Professor
Psychology
Caltech
Barry Setlow, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry
University of Florida
Alcino Silva, PhD
Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Ivan Soltesz, PhD
Professor
Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
Stanford
Larry Squire, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology
University of California, San Diego
Wendy Suzuki, PhD
Professor
Neural Science and Psychology
New York University
Brian Wiltgen, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychology
University of California, Davis