Nervous system
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, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP, Professor, Psychology, 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
We study how neuronal axons and their terminals respond to stress and damage, and how the molecules activated by stress and damage execute decisions about whether to repair themselves or self-destruct. We hope to identify target molecules that could be used to prevent axon and nerve terminal loss in diseases ranging from diabetic neuropathy to Alzheimer's disease.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Our research aims are to study neural circuitry mechanism of animal behaviors in health and disease, as well as develop research tools and disease therapies. We currently focuses on understanding how the amygdala neural circuits regulate feeding and anxiety.
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.
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
Regents Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus
Our research is centered on the prevention and treatment of our major degenerative diseases. We concentrate on peptide hormones and neurotransmitters and their receptors that are involved in these major diseases. Specific potential applications include pigmentary disorders, melanoma cancer, feeding disorders, pain, sexual function and motivation, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing
My research examines neural factors which affect language functions, and how these change across life-span and are influenced by stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. In my work, I use combination of cognitive measures and multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG/ERPs, MEG). I am also interested in recovery of function, and treatment approaches involving speech-language therapy in combination with noninvasive brain stimulation techniques.
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Science
Department Head, Neuroscience, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Neuroscience, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, University Distinguished Professor
Research Scientist, Speech/Language and Hearing
I analyze MRI images to understand more about how human language works. We use functional MRI to determine which brain regions are involved in different language tasks. We also look at diffusion MRI to learn about the quality of the wiring between regions.
Professor, Neurology, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Optical Sciences, Professor, Medical Imaging
We develop cutting-edge imaging technology, integrating light, ultrasound and electricity, to diagnose and treat diseases ranging from epilepsy to breast cancer. Novel sources for ultrasound contrast include optical and microwave absorption, mechanical strain, and electrical current. We visualize electrical brain “stormsˮ during uncontrollable seizures and envision “smartˮ photoacoustic agents that seek-and-destroy deadly tumors.
Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Neuroscience, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
We are working to uncover the molecular mechanisms of aging and neurodegenerative diseases using a combination of genetic, computational and pharmacological tools, and a diverse array of experimental models. We also seek to develop therapies for ALS and related neurodegenerative diseases.