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Neuroscience Research

Faculty investigators in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology who specialize in neuroscience research focus on brain circuitry, function and disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, stroke, epileptogenesis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, peripheral neural temporomandibular disorder, anxiety, alcoholism and fetal alcohol syndrome to the level of translational treatment, neuroprotection and neural repair.

These neuroscientists, most of whom hold joint appointments in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, take a holistic approach to exploring the range of neurological topics—from DNA manipulation, receptor functioning and synaptic remodeling to brain circuitry visualization. Multidisciplinary studies include developmental neuroscience, neural stem cells, neuroimmunology, neuropathology and neuroimaging. Collectively the neuroscience studies by faculty in this department share an interest in neuroanatomical topics and advanced processes, including epigenetics, optogenetics, glutamate uncaging, single-cell and patch-clamp recording, fMRI, brain imaging sound perception, and computational neuroscience.

Faculty Investigators

Xiaoming Jin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Martin Professor of Alzheimer's Research

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Donald Wong, PhD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Alzheimer’s Disease

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