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Faculty by Research Interest

Biophysics and Cellular Neurobiology

Stony Brook Faculty

Paul R. Adams, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of London) Models of synaptic learning; neocortical design
Mark Bowen, Asst. Professor (PhD, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds
Peter Brink, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of Illinois) Electrotonic synapses
Kenneth Dill, Distinguished Professor (PhD UCSD, La Jolla) Properties of Proteins
Shaoyu Ge, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Science & Technology of China) Molecular mechanisms and function of new neurons in the brain
Arianna Maffei, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Pavia) Experience-dependent rewiring of cortical circuits
Gary G. Matthews, Professor (PhD, Univ. Pennsylvania) Cellular and molecular neurobiology of the retina
Stuart McLaughlin, Professor (PhD, Univ. British Columbia) Biophysics of signal transduction
Michelino Puopolo, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Ferrara, Italy) Cellular neurophysiology of nociceptor (pain-sensing) neurons
Lorna Role, Professor and Chair (Ph.D., Harvard) Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity
Maya Shelly, Assistant Professor (Ph.D Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) mOlecular mechanisms of embryonic brain development; Axon regeneration; Neurodegenerative disorders
David Talmage, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, University of Minnesota) Signal Transduction
Lonnie Wollmuth, Prof. (PhD, Univ. Wash.) Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission
 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Faculty

Florin Dino Albeanu, Assistant Professor (PhD, Harvard University) Neuronal circuits; sensory coding and synaptic plasticity; neuronal correlates of behavior; olfactory processing
Bo Li, Assistant Professor (PhD, The University of British Columbia) Understanding the synaptic mechanisms underlying adaptive and maladaptive behaviors
Gholson LyonAssistant Professor (M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College; Ph.D., Rockefeller University)Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins, human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing
 Yi Zhong, Professor (PhD, UC Berkeley) Molecular control of neuronal plasticity

Brookhaven National Laboratory Faculty

Andrew Gifford, Scientist, (PhD, St. Andrews Univeristy of Scotland) Pharmacology of brain receptors and neurotransmitter release
 

Molecular Neurobiology

Stony Brook Faculty

Maricedes Acosta-Martinez (Physiology & Biophysics) Neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis
Adan Aguirre, Asst. Professor (PhD, CINVESTAV-IPN) Cellular and molecular biology of neural stem/progenitor cells during normal development and after brain injury or disease
Turhan Canli, Assoc. Professor (PhD, CINVESTAV-IPN) Cellular and Molecular Biology of neural stem/progenitor cells during normal development and after brain injury of disease
Holly Colognato, Assistant Professor (PhD, Rutgers Univ.) Extracellular matrix in the brain: roles during development and during neurodegeneration
Kevin Czaplinski, Assistant Professor (PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) mRNA trafficking in the nervous system.
Marian J. Evinger, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Univ. Washington) Neural regulation of gene expression
Michael Frohman, Professor (PhD, MD, Univ. Pennsylvania) Regulation of exocytosis and cell shape by signaling proteins
Simon Halegoua, Professor (PhD, SUNY Stony Brook) Neuronal Growth Factor Signaling and the Control of Phenotype and Survival
Maurice Kernan, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Univeristy of Wisconsin) Drosophila mechanosensory transduction; differentiation of sensory cilia; sperm storage and competition
Scott Laughlin, Assistant Professor (Phd, University of California, Berkeley) Chemical strategies for deciphering neural circuitry 
Stephanos Lyrkanides, Assoc, Dean (DDS, University of Athens, Greece) Neuro-inflammation & Neurodegeneration
Joel Levine, Professor (PhD, Washington Univ.) Molecular biology of nerve regeneration; nerve-glia interactions
Gary G. Matthews, Professor (PhD, Univ. Pennsylvania) Cellular and molecular neurobiology of the retina
David McKinnon, Prof. (PhD, Australian Natl. Univ.) Molecular control of neuron firing properties
Ramin Parsey, Professor (PhD, University of Maryland) Depression, Dementia and Brain imagin technologies such ans Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Howard Sirotkin, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Molecular genetics of vertebrate neural patterning
David Talmage, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, University of Minnesota) Signal Transduction
Styliana-Anna (Stella) E. Tsirka, Prof. (PhD, University of Thessaloniki, Greece) Neuronal-microglial interactions in the physiology and pathology of the central nervous system
William E. Van Nostrand, Professor (PhD, University of California, Irvine) Molecular pathogenesis of CNS amyloid accumulation
 
 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Faculty

Florin Dino Albeanu, Assistant Professor (PhD. Harvard University) Neuronal circuits; sensory coding and synaptic plasticity; neuronal correlates of behavior; olfactory processing
Anne Churchland, Assistant Professor (Unive. of California) Decision-making; electrophysiology; sensory processing; vision; audition; neural computation; modeling; behavior
Josh Dubnau, Assistant Professor (PhD, Columbia University) Learning; memory; genetics; behavior.
Grigori Enikolopov, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow) Neurogenesis, stem cells, signal transduction in neurons
Gholson LyonAssistant Professor (M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College; Ph.D., Rockefeller University) Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins, human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing
Adam Kepecs, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Brandis University) Decision-making; neural circuits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretica neurscience; neuroeconomics
Linda Van Aelst, Professor, (Ph.D. Cahtolic University of Leuven) Signal Transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neuronal development and disorders
 

Integrative and Behavioral Neurobiology

Stony Brook Faculty

Maricedes Acosta-Martinez, Neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis
Paul R. Adams, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of London) Models of synaptic learning; neocortical design
Brenda J. Anderson, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Univ. Illinois) Neuroanatomical and metabolic plasticity in response to glucocorticoids and exercise
William F. Collins, III, Associate Professor (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) Motoneuron physiology and plasticity
Craig Evinger, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of Washington) Motor control and learning; Movement disorders
Alfredo Fontanini, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Brescia) Neurophysiology of gustatory and olfactory systems in behaving rodents.
Mary Kritzer, Prof. (PhD, Yale Univ.) Sex differences in cortical microcircuitry
Scott LaughlinAssistant Professor (Phd, University of California, Berkeley) Chemical strategies for deciphering neural circuitry
Arianna Maffei, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Pavia) Experience-dependent rewiring of cortical circuits
David McKinnon, Prof. (PhD, Australian Natl. Univ.) Molecular control of neuron firing properties
Lorne M. Mendell, Dist. Prof. (PhD, MIT) Functional effects of neurotrophins in pain and segmental reflex pathways
Lawrence P. Morin, Professor (PhD, Rutgers Univ.) Structure and function of the circadian visual system
Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Asst. Professor (PhD, Columbia Univ.) Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, near-infrared spectroscopy, EEG) and computational neurobiology of human limbic regulation
Lorna Role, Professor and Chair (Ph.D., Harvard) Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity
Irene C. Solomon, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, UC Davis) Neural control of respiratory and cardiovascular function
David Talmage, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, University of Minnesota) Signal Transduction
Stephen Yazulla, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of Delaware) Synaptic circuitry of the vertebrate retina
 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Faculty


Josh Dubnau, Assistant Professor (PhD, Columbia University) Learning; memory; genetics; behavior.
Z. Josh Huang, Assoc. Prof. (PhD, Brandeis) Development and plasticity of the neocortical GABAergic circuits
Adam Kepecs, Assistant Professor,(Ph.D., Brandeis University) Decision-making; neural circuits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretical neuroscience; neuroeconomics
Bo Li, Assistant Professor (PhD, The University of British Columbia) Understanding the synaptic mechanisms underlying adaptive and maladaptive behaviors
Stephen Shea, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Chicago) Neuroethology of natural olfactory and auditory communication behavior in mice
Glenn Turner, Assistant Professor (PhD, California Institute of Technology) Olfactory processing in Drosophila
Anthony Zador, Assoc. Prof. (MD,PhD, Yale Univ.) How does the cortex solve the cocktail party problem?
Yi Zhong, Professor (PhD, UC Berkeley) Molecular control of neuronal plasticity

Brookhaven National Laboratory Faculty

Louis Peña, Scientist (PhD, UCLA) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of radiation sensitivity
Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, Scientist (PhD, Eastern Virginia Medical School) Behavioral Neuropharmacology and Neuroimaging of Addiction, Obesity and ADHD.
 

Computational/Theoretical Neuroscience

Stony Brook Faculty

Paul R. Adams, Professor (PhD, Univeristy of London) Models of synaptic learning; neocortical design
Giancarlo LaCamera, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Bern) Theoretical neuroscience; plasticity, learning and behavior
Memming Park, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Florida) Machine learning for systems neuroscience; probabilistic modeling of neural signals
Braden Brinkman, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNeural coding and computation; collective dynamics in neural circuits; how circuit architecture shapes function (and vice versa)