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Participating Faculty

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience pools in faculty from a multitude of departments at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

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Acosta-Martinez, Maricedes
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis

Adams, Paul R.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Models of synaptic learning; neocortical design

Aguirre, Adan
Cellular and molecular biology of neural stem/progenitor cells during normal development and after brain injury or disease

Anderson, Brenda J.
Neuroanatomical and metabolic plasticity

Bowen, Mark
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds

Brink, Peter
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Cell to Cell Communication

Brinkman, Braden
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Neural coding and computation; collective dynamics in neural circuits; how circuit architecture shapes function (and vice versa)

Collins III, William F. 
(Neurobiology & Behavior) 
Motoneuron physiology and plasticity

Colognato, Holly 
Extracellular matrix in the brain: roles during development and during neurodegeneration

Czaplinski, Kevin
(Biochemistry and Cell Biology)
mRNA trafficking in the nervous system

DeLorenzo, Christine
Biomarkers of Major Depressive Disorder, Antidepressant Treatment Response, Prediction, Multimodal Brain Imaging, PET Radiogands 

Dill, Kenneth
(Chemistry & Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology)
Properties of Proteins 

Duong, Tim
(Radiology, BME, Neurology, Ophthalmology)
MRI methods and their applications to neuroscience, neurological disorders and cancer

Dubnau, Josh
(Neurobiology and Behavior, Anesthesiology)
Genetic dissection of memory in Drosophila

Enikolopov, Grigori
Neurogenesis, stem cells, signal transduction

Evinger, Craig
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Motor control and learning; Movement disorders

Evinger, Marian J.
Neural regulation of gene expression

Fontanini, Alfredo
(Neurobiology and Behavior)
Neurophysiology of gustatory system and motivation in behaving rodents

Frohman, Michael
Regulation of exocytosis and cell shape by signaling proteins

Ge, Shaoyu
(Neurobiology and Behavior)

Molecular mechanisms and function of new neurons in the brain

Halegoua, Simon
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Neuronal Growth Factor Signaling and the Control of Phenotype and Survival

Huang, Josh Z.
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Development and plasticity of the neocortical GABAergic circuits

Kepecs, Adam
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Decision-making; neural ciruits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretical neuroscience; neuroeconomics 

Kernan, Maurice
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Mechanosensory transduction in Drosophila; ciliogenesis; polycystins in sperm storage and competition

Kritzer, Mary
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Sex differences in cortical microcircuitry

Kyrkanides, Stephanos
(School of Dental Medicine)
Neuroinfammation & Neurodegeneration 

LaCamera, Giancarlo
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Theoretical neuroscience; plasticity, learning and behavior

Laughlin, Scott
Chemical strategies for deciphering neural circuitry 

Levine, Joel M.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular biology of nerve regeneration; nerve-glia interactions

Li, Bo
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Understanding the synaptic mechanisms underlying adaptive and maladaptive behaviors

 Lyon,  Gholson
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins, human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing

Maffei, Arianna
(Neurobiology and Behavior)
Experience-dependent rewiring of cortical circuits

McKinnon, David
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular control of neuron firing properties

Mendell, Lorne M.
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Functional effects of neurotrophins in pain and segmental reflex pathways

Mujica-Parodi, Lilianne
(Biomedical Engineering) 
Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, near-infrared spectroscopy, EEG) and computational neurobiology of human limbic regulation

Obeid, Lina
(Medicine, Cancer Center) 
Bioactive lipid signaling in cancer biology

Osten, Pavel
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 
Systematic analysis of neural circuitry in mouse models of autism and schizophrenia

Park, Il Memming
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Machine leanring for systems neuroscience; probabilistic modeling of neural signals

Parsey, Ramin
Depression, Dementia and brain imaging technologies such as Positron Emission Tomography

Plotkin, Joshua
(Neurobiology & Behavior) 
Functional microcircuitry of the basal ganglia in normal and disease states

Puopolo, Michelino
Cellular neurophysiology of nociceptor (pain-sensing) neurons

Role, Lorna
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity

Shea, Stephen
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Neuroethology of natural olfactory and auditory communication behavior in mice

Shelly, Maya
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular mechanisms of embryonic brain development; Axon regeneration; Neurodegenerative disorders

Sirotkin, Howard
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular genetics of vertebrate neural patterning

Solomon, Irene C.
(Physiology & Biophysics)
Neural control of respiratory and cardiovascular function

Talmage, David
Neuregulin–erbB receptor signaling in the nervous system: neuronal survival and synapse formation and maintenance

Tsirka, Styliani-Anna (Stella) E.
Neuronal-microglial interactions in the physiology and pathology of the central nervous system

Van Aelst, Linda
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 
Signal Transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neuronal development and disorders 

Xiong, Qiaojie
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Neural mechanisms of learning and memory

Wollmuth, Lonnie
(Neurobiology & Behavior)
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission

Zador, Anthony
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
How does the cortex solve the cocktail party problem?

Zhong, Yi
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Molecular control of neuronal plasticity