Professor, Psychology, Professor, Psychiatry, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
My research focuses on advancing our understanding of how and why aging impacts the brain and associated cognitive abilities. I use neuroimaging scans of brain function and structure together with measures of cognition and health status to identify those factors that influence brain aging and the risk for Alzheimer's disease. My work also includes identifying how health and lifestyle interventions can help to delay or prevent the effects of brain aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Professor, Psychology, Distinguished Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Depression is a major health problem that is often chronic or recurrent. Existing treatments have limited effectiveness, and are provided wihtout a clear indication that they will match a particular patient's needs. In this era of precision medicine, we strive to develop neurally-informed treatments for depression and related disorders.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Dr. Haijiang Cai's lab studies neural circuitry mechanism of behaviors in health and disease, and develop research tools as well as disease therapies. Recently, the lab has identified specific neural circuits in a brain region called amygdala that play important roles in both emotion and feeding behavior, which could be targeted to treat eating disorders or depression.
Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Department Head, Research - Physiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology
My laboratory studies how the retina takes visual information about the world and transmits it to the brain. We are trying to understand how this signaling responds to changing amounts of background light and becomes dysfunctional in diabetes.
Professor, Physiology, Assistant Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Associate Professor, Neurology, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
The broad goal of Katalin Gothard's research is to understand the neural basis of emotion and social behavior. Her lab work reveals the real-time dynamic interactions in multiple systems implicated in emotion regulation and the mechanisms by which emotional responses produce immediate behavioral effects.
Professor, Physiology, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Our lab is focused on the development of novel peptides to inhibit this inflammatory cascade and improve brain blood flow. These peptides are designed to significantly improve serum half-life and penetrate the blood-brain-barrier. These peptides act to inhibit the inflammatory pathways at both the level of brain blood vessels and the brain itself.
Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Child Health - (Research Scholar Track), Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
Jonathan Lifshitz's research questions primarily investigate traumatic brain injury as a disease process that dismantles, repairs and regenerates circuits in the brain. The underlying principle is that adaptive repair and regeneration fail, leaving a miswired brain and neurological impairments that decrease quality of life.
Assistant Professor, Physiology , Assistant Professor, Surgery , Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Dr. Pires is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Department of Physiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson. Dr. Pires received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University and completed his training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Throughout his career Dr. Pires has published numerous research articles on the impact of chronic cardiovascular diseases in development of cerebral vascular disorders, such as ischemic strokes, as well as mechanisms regulating cerebral vascular function. In his laboratory, Dr. Pires' research focuses on the vascular component underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as cerebral amyloid angiopathy and Alzheimer's diseases, as well as the brain waste clearance system, the glymphatic / cervical lymphatic system.
Professor, Neurology, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Director, Translational Neuroscience, Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Research Professor, Neurology, Assistant Research Professor, BIO5 Institute
Francesca Vitali, PhD, research interests are in precision medicine, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and big data techniques.