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Research Focus Groups

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute investigators are organized into Research Focus Groups, which clearly define areas of expertise and emphasis in the Institute. Investigators can participate in more than one focus group, facilitating interaction and sharing of discoveries that may have broader applicability.

Addiction

Addiction-focused researchers at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute study alcoholism, drug addiction and obesity.

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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Research on the neurobiology and genetics of neurodegenerative disorders focus on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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Neurodevelopment

Investigators in this group who focus on neurodevelopment do so through both clinical and preclinical research studies.    

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Neuroimaging (in vivo)

Investigators are involved with the Indiana Institute of Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IIBIS) and the Center for Neuroimaging (CfN).
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Ocular Neurobiology

Research focused on degenerative diseases of the retina, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. 
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Pain

Faculty researchers study diverse causes of pain, including inflammation, surgery and chemotherapy.
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Psychiatric Disorders

Research of the neurophysiological basis of psychiatric disorders is a core focus for the Institute and its training programs.

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Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Research of the neurophysiological basis of psychiatric disorders is a core focus for the Institute and its training programs.

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