Brain

Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Psychiatry, Professor, Psychology
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.
Distinguished Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Psychology
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
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, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate 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.

Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Associate Professor, Neurology, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Physiology
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, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Physiology, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
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, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Member of the Graduate Faculty
https://www.engr.arizona.edu/~klaksari/
Professor, Child Health - (Research Scholar Track)
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, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Neuroscience, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Associate Director, Translational Neuroscience, Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty
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.