Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

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Research

Investigators in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute are organized into Research Focus Groups, which clearly define the areas of expertise and emphasis in the Institute. Investigators can participate in more than one focus group, facilitating even greater interaction and sharing of discoveries that may have broader applicability. Importantly, training programs such as the PhD program in Medical Neurobiology are structured to cross any and all of these groups to provide a broad research experience for trainees. The focus groups and their members are listed below.

Pain and Neurosensory Systems

Theodore R. Cummins, PhD

Theodore R. Cummins, PhD

Chair, Department of Biology, School of Science
Andy Hudmon, PhD

Andy Hudmon, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette
Joyce H. Hurley, PhD

Joyce H. Hurley, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Fletcher A. White, MS,  PhD

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia
Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD

Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Eri Hashino, PhD

Eri Hashino, PhD

Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology
Xiaoming Jin, MS,  PhD

Xiaoming Jin, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Fletcher A. White, MS,  PhD

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia
Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD

Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD

Mari Hulman George Professor of Neuroscience Research
Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Xin Zhang, PhD

Xin Zhang, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Cellular, Molecular and Behavioral Correlates of Addiction

R A. Chambers, MD

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Andy Hudmon, PhD

Andy Hudmon, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette
David A. Kareken, PhD

David A. Kareken, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Neurobiology of Affective and Movement Disorders

R A. Chambers, MD

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Xiaoming Jin, MS,  PhD

Xiaoming Jin, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Richard M. Nass, PhD

Richard M. Nass, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
John I. Nurnberger, MD, PhD,  MD, PhD

John I. Nurnberger, MD, PhD, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Associate Vice President of Research for University Clinical Affairs

Neurobiology and Molecular Genetics of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Yansheng Du, PhD

Yansheng Du, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Martin R. Farlow, MD

Martin R. Farlow, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology
Bernardino Ghetti, MD

Bernardino Ghetti, MD

Distinguished Professor
David A. Kareken, PhD

David A. Kareken, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD,  MSC

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MSC

Professor of Neurobiology
Richard M. Nass, PhD

Richard M. Nass, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging
Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Neurobiology of Homeostatic, Metabolic, and Regulatory Systems

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Simon J. Rhodes, PhD

Simon J. Rhodes, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Zao C. Xu, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology