Faculty

Melissa J. Allman, PhD
Melissa J. Allman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 206 Giltner Hall
 517-432-8779
 mjallman@msu.edu

Timing and time perception in autism

Amy A. Arguello, PhD
Amy A. Arguello, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 213A Giltner Hall
 arguell5@msu.edu

Neural circuits and reconsolidation mechanisms contributing to drug relapse

William D. Atchison, PhD
William D. Atchison, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B331 Life Science
 517-353-4947
 atchiso1@msu.edu

Neurotransmitter release and synaptic transmission; models of human neuromuscular disorders of peripheral and central neurotransmission, chemical neurotoxicity, ion channel pharmacology

Susan M. Barman, PhD
Susan M. Barman, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B426 Life Science
 517-432-3154
 barman@msu.edu

Central neural control of the cardiovascular system; sympathetic rhythms

Joseph A. Beatty, PhD
Joseph A. Beatty, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology
 2193 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5046
 beattyj7@msu.edu

Neurological effects of Fragile X Syndrome, regulation and modulation of neuronal excitability of thalamocortical circuits and interactions between basal ganglia and thalamic circuits.

Alison I. Bernstein, PhD
Alison I. Bernstein, PhD

Assistant Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel Institute
 616-234-0957
 alison.bernstein@hc.msu.edu

Epigenetics in Parkinson's disease; toxicological models of Parkinson's disease

Xiaochun Bian, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 Galligan Lab
 B308 Life Science
 517-355-1711
 bian@msu.edu

Andrea C. Bozoki, MD
Andrea C. Bozoki, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology & Ophthalmology
 A217 Clinical Center
 517-884-2482
 bozoki@msu.edu

Effects of aging and dementia on the memory networks of the brain, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

Jan W. Brascamp, PhD
Jan W. Brascamp, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 282A Psychology
 517-355-9562
 brascamp@msu.edu

The human visual system

S. Marc Breedlove, PhD
S. Marc Breedlove, PhD

Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience
Professor, Integrative Biology, Psychology
 240 Giltner Hall
 517-355-1749
 breedsm@msu.edu

Effects of steroids on and the activation of plasticity in the human nervous system

Laura Y. Cabrera, PhD
Laura Y. Cabrera, PhD

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 C211 East Fee
 517-355-7553
 laura.cabrera@ht.msu.edu

Ethical and societal implications of neurotechnology and advances in neuroscience

Peter J. R. Cobbett, PhD
Peter J. R. Cobbett, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B446 Life Science
 517-353-5479
 cobbett@msu.edu

Ion channels and neuromuscular physiology of human and veterinary parasites

Timothy J. Collier, PhD
Timothy J. Collier, PhD

Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 (616)234-0953
 collie69@msu.edu

Models of Parkinson's disease to study mechanisms of degeneration and therapeutics; neurobiology of aging

Scott E. Counts, PhD
Scott E. Counts, PhD

Associate Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 616-234-0997
 scott.counts@hc.msu.edu

Molecular pathogenic mechanisms of selective neuronal vulnerability in AD

C. Lee Cox, PhD
C. Lee Cox, PhD

Chair, Physiology
Professor, Physiology
 2201E Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5060
 coxclee@msu.edu

Neurophysiology and neuroplasticity within thalamocortical circuits. Neurophysiological alterations associated with Developmental disorders (fragile X syndrome, Autism), Epilepsy, and Parkinson's Disesase

Stacie L. Demel, DO, PhD
Stacie L. Demel, DO, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology and Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology
 B436 Life Science Center
 517-884-2497
 stacie.demel@hc.msu.edu

Genetic contributions to intracranial aneurysm formaton; sex differences in cerebrovascular disease

Ke Dong, PhD
Ke Dong, PhD

Professor, Entomology
 438 Giltner Hall
 517-432-2034
 dongk@msu.edu

Insect voltage-gated ion channels, interaction between ion channels and insecticides and other neurotoxins, and molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance

Anne M. Dorrance, PhD
Anne M. Dorrance, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B340 Life Science
 517-432-7403
 dorranc3@msu.edu

Cerebral ischemia and cerebral vessel structure and function

Heather L. Eisthen, PhD
Heather L. Eisthen, PhD

Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
 342 Natural Science
 517-353-1953
 eisthen@msu.edu

Neuroethology, comparative and developmental vertebrate neurobiology

Kimberly M. Fenn, PhD
Kimberly M. Fenn, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 289B Psychology
 517-432-6258
 kfenn@msu.edu

Acquisition and consolidation of complex skills and episodic memory

Gregory D. Fink, PhD
Gregory D. Fink, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B327 Life Science
 517-353-4648
 finkg@msu.edu

Neural control of blood pressure and body fluid homeostasis, autonomic nervous system; neuropeptides

James J. Galligan, PhD
James J. Galligan, PhD

Neuroscience Program Director
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

 108 Giltner Hall
 517-353-4776
 galliga1@msu.edu

Neurophysiology and pharmacology of autonomic nerves

Kathleen A. Gallo, PhD
Kathleen A. Gallo, PhD

Professor, Physiology
 4180 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5156
 gallok@msu.edu

Protein kinase signaling in neurogenerative diseases

Julia Ganz, PhD
Julia Ganz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology
 39 Giltner Hall
 ganz@msu.edu

Development and regeneration of the enteric nervous system; Endothelin signaling in neural crest development

John L. Goudreau, DO, PhD
John L. Goudreau, DO, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Neurology & Ophthalmology
 B436 Life Sciences
 517-884-2484
 john.goudreau@ht.msu.edu

Genetic and Environmental Factors in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease

Brian D. Gulbransen, PhD
Brian D. Gulbransen, PhD

MSU Foundation Professor
Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

 567 Wilson Road, 3081 BPS
 517-884-5121
 gulbrans@msu.edu

Role of glia in neuroinflammation in the intestine

Lauren J. Harris, PhD
Lauren J. Harris, PhD

Professor, Psychology
 217 Psychology
 517-353-0792
 harrisl@msu.edu

Neuropsychology of motor and cognitive functions, especially handedness and face perception

Joseph R. Haywood, PhD
Joseph R. Haywood, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Assistant Vice President, Office of Regulatory Affairs
 204D Olds Hall
 517-353-7147
 haywoo12@msu.edu

Sex differences in the neural and endocrine mechanisms of hypertension

Colleen C. Hegg, PhD
Colleen C. Hegg, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B439B Life Science
 517-432-2339
 hegg@msu.edu

Mechanisms of neuroregeneration, environmental toxicants and damage to the olfactory system

Casey L. Henley, PhD
Casey L. Henley, PhD

Online Programs Coordinator
Academic Specialist, Neuroscience Program

 207 Giltner Hall
 517-884-9526
 mcgove14@msu.edu

Jie Huang, PhD
Jie Huang, PhD

Professor, Radiology
 164 Radiology
 517-884-3246
 jie@rad.msu.edu

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) based systems level neuroscience research and its clinical application in migraine study

Alex W. Johnson, PhD
Alex W. Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 205 Giltner Hall
 517-432-8446
 awj@msu.edu

Neuronal mechanisms of learning and motivation

Cynthia L. Jordan, PhD
Cynthia L. Jordan, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience Program
 239 Giltner Hall
 517-355-1722
 jordancy@msu.edu

Neurobiological mechanisms of sex differences in neurodegenerative/neuromuscular disease and mental disorders including anxiety and PTSD

Florian A. Kagerer, PhD
Florian A. Kagerer, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
 27Q IM Sports Circle
 517-432-9907
 fkagerer@msu.edu

Sensorimotor integration, adaptive motor control, motor development, brain-behavior relationship

Nicholas M. Kanaan, PhD
Nicholas M. Kanaan, PhD

Associate Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 616-234-0956
 nicholas.kanaan@hc.msu.edu

Molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases and developing novel therapeutic strategies that target disease mechanisms

David I. Kaufman, DO
David I. Kaufman, DO

Chair, Neurology & Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Sparrow Hospital Neurosciences
 A217 Clincal Center
 517-432-9277
 kaufman1@msu.edu

Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategies in optic neuropathies, visual electrophysiology in humans, MRI

Andras M. Komaromy, PhD, DVM
Andras M. Komaromy, PhD, DVM

Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
 D208 Veterinary Medical Center
 517-432-2755
 komaromy@cvm.msu.edu

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of inherited retinal and optic nerve diseases; gene therapy

Arjun Krisnan, PhD
Arjun Krisnan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
 2507H Engineering Building
 517-432-0372
 arjun@msu.edu

Computational data-driven approaches for resolving, understanding, and tackling the heterogeneity of complex traits and diseases.

Gina M. Leinninger, PhD
Gina M. Leinninger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology
 3183 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5123
 leinning@msu.edu

Central regulation of feeding and other motivated behaviors

Weiming Li, PhD
Weiming Li, PhD

Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife, Physiology
 100 Giltner Hall
 517-432-6705
 liweim@msu.edu

Pheromone regulation of behavior and neuroendocrine olfaction, functional genomics

Wen Li, PhD
Wen Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
 1216 Engineering
 517-353-7832
 wenli@egr.msu.edu

MEMS/NEMS, neuroprosthetic devices, micro/nano sensors and actuators, nanoelectronics, and microsystem integration and packaging technologies.

Jack W. Lipton, PhD
Jack W. Lipton, PhD

Professor and Chair, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
Professor, Neurology & Ophthalmology
 Van Andel
 616-234-0950
 jack.lipton@hc.msu.edu

Developmental exposure to drugs of abuse, development of the dopamine system, etiology and experimental therapeutics of Parkinson's disease

Taosheng Liu, PhD
Taosheng Liu, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 289A Psychology
 517-432-6694
 tsliu@msu.edu

Visual perception and attention, attentional control, object recognition, neural mechanisms of perception and cognition

Joseph S. Lonstein, PhD
Joseph S. Lonstein, PhD

Professor, Psychology
 219 Giltner Hall
 517-353-8675
 lonstein@msu.edu

Neural and hormonal control of peripartum anxiety disorders and postpartum maternal care

Keith J. Lookingland, PhD
Keith J. Lookingland, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B432 Life Science
 517-353-8971
 lookingl@msu.edu

Development of neuroprotective pharmacological agents and strategies for the treatment of dopamine neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Kathryn L. Lovell, PhD
Kathryn L. Lovell, PhD

Director, Block I, College of Human Medicine
Professor, Neurology & Ophthalmology

 A502D East Fee Hall
 517-353-7208
 lovell@msu.edu

Pathogenesis of nervous system abnormalities in inherited metabolic diseases

Fredric P. Manfredsson, PhD
Fredric P. Manfredsson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 616-234-0968
 manfreds@msu.edu

Development of virally-mediated CNS gene-therapy in the study, and treatment, of neurodegenerative disease

Michelle S. Mazei-Robison, PhD
Michelle S. Mazei-Robison, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology
 3182 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5004
 mazeirob@msu.edu

Drug- and stress-induced changes in behavior, neuronal signaling, and neuronal morphology

J. Devin McAuley, PhD
J. Devin McAuley, PhD

Professor, Psychology
 282B Psychology
 517-353-9069
 dmcauley@msu.edu

Auditory perception, attention, and cognition, timing and rhythm, relationship between music and language processing, computational modeling, and neuroimaging

Dar Meshi, PhD
Dar Meshi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
 404 Wilson Road, Room 324, Communication Arts and Sciences
 517-355-1282
 darmeshi@msu.edu

Neural processing of social information, social media use, decision making, social influence.

Kyle E. Miller, PhD
Kyle E. Miller, PhD

Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
 336 Natural Science
 517-353-9283
 kmiller@msu.edu

Axonal elongation and organelle transport in neurons

Adam J. Moeser, PhD, DVM
Adam J. Moeser, PhD, DVM

Associate Professor and Matilda R. Wilson Endowed Chair, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Department of Physiology
 784 Wilson Road, G326 Veterinary Medical Center
 517-353-5978
 moeserad@cvm.msu.edu

Pathophysiology of Stress-Induced Gastrointestinal and Immune Disorders

Jason S. Moser, Ph.D.
Jason S. Moser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology
 110B Psychology
 517-355-2159
 jmoser@msu.edu

Cognitive and affective neuroscience approaches to the study of self-regulation and anxiety

Richard R. Neubig, MD, PhD
Richard R. Neubig, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 B440 Life Science
 517-353-7145
 rneubig@msu.edu

G protein signaling in genetic epilepsies and movement disorders

Antonio A. Nunez, PhD
Antonio A. Nunez, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Professor, Psychology

 102 Giltner Hall
 517-353-9066
 nunez@msu.edu

Circadian and seasonal rhythms, neuroendocrinology

Nigel S. Paneth, MD
Nigel S. Paneth, MD

Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistic
 B218 West Fee Hall
 517-884-1876
 paneth@msu.edu

Brain damage in premature infants, prediction through ultrasound

Galit Pelled, PhD
Galit Pelled, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Department of Radiology
 2S Biomedical Engineering Building

Neuromodulation, Neuroimaging of cortical function, Post-injury plasticity, Somatosensory system, Traumatic brain injury, Peripheral nerve injury, molecular probes, Optical imaging, Development of molecular-based neuromodulation technologies

Matthew B. Pontifex, PhD
Matthew B. Pontifex, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
 126E IM Sports Circle
 517-432-5105
 pontifex@msu.edu

ERP, behavioral, and neuropsychological investigations of the relation between physical health and cognition during maturation

Erin K. Purcell, PhD
Erin K. Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical And Computer Engineering
 334A Engineering
 517-432-8137
 epurcell@msu.edu

Regenerate and redefine the interface between neurons and electrodes implanted in the brain, improving the understanding and control of device-tissue integration

Rajiv Ranganathan, PhD
Rajiv Ranganathan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering
 203 IM Sports Circle
 517-353-6491
 rrangana@msu.edu

Learning and Coordination of movement; Multi-joint control, Movement Rehabilitation

Susan M. Ravizza, PhD
Susan M. Ravizza, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 285C Psychology
 517-432-3366
 ravizzas@msu.edu

Cognitive processes necessary to achieve goals in a constantly changing environment

Mark Reimers, PhD

Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program
 2117 Bioengineering Facility
 reimersm@msu.edu

A.J. Robison, PhD
A.J. Robison, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology
 3180 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5003
 robiso45@msu.edu

How models of drug addiction and chronic stress alter gene expression in discreet brain regions, particularly the hippocampus

Ashlee H. Rowe, PhD
Ashlee H. Rowe, PhD

Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology
 432 Giltner Hall
 517-432-4468
 roweashl@msu.edu

Sensory and motor neurobiology; neuroethology; interactions between animal-derived neurotoxins and ion channels; biochemical, genetic and physiological bases of sensory and motor systems adaptations.

Fathi M. Salem, PhD
Fathi M. Salem, PhD

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 2308D Engineering Building
 517-355-7695
 salemf@msu.edu

Modeling neuronal population synchrony and asynchrony and their relation to memory, processing, prediction, and control

Erik M. Shapiro, PhD
Erik M. Shapiro, PhD

Research Director, Radiology
Associate Professor, Physiology

 184 Radiology
 517-884-3270
 shapir86@msu.edu

Molecular and cellular MRI, particularly in the use of MRI to track specific cell populations

Cheryl L. Sisk, PhD
Cheryl L. Sisk, PhD

University Distinguished Professor, Psychology
 138 Giltner Hall
 517-355-5253
 sisk@msu.edu

Neuroendocrinology, neural development during puberty, steroid hormone regulation of neural development and behavior

Laura Smale, PhD
Laura Smale, PhD

Professor, Integrative Biology, Psychology
 222 Giltner Hall
 517-432-1632
 smale@msu.edu

Neural mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms in nocturnal and diurnal animals

Caryl E. Sortwell, PhD
Caryl E. Sortwell, PhD

Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 616-234-0959
 caryl.sortwell@hc.msu.edu

Primary neuronal cultures, ex vivo and in vivo gene therapy, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, neuro substructure microdissections, behavioral evaluations of motor performance, microscopy, long term deep brain stimulation platform

Kathy Steece-Collier, PhD
Kathy Steece-Collier, PhD

Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 Van Andel
 616-234-0969
 collie68@msu.edu

Brain plasticity in neurodegenerative disease models

Greg M. Swain, PhD
Greg M. Swain, PhD

Professor, Chemistry
 314 Chemistry
 517-355-9715 x229
 swain@chemistry.msu.edu

Application of electrochemical methods and sensors for studying the mechanisms and pharmacology of neuromuscular signaling in the vasculature and gastrointestinal tract

Laura L. Symonds, PhD
Laura L. Symonds, PhD

Undergraduate Director, Neuroscience Program
 108 Giltner Hall
 517-432-2203
 symonds@msu.edu

Yu Ping Tang, PhD
Yu Ping Tang, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Psychology
 Yan Lab
 213 Giltner Hall
 517-884-2212
 tangyupi@msu.edu

Jennifer L. Taylor, PhD
Jennifer L. Taylor, PhD

Academic Specialist, Neuroscience Program
 209 Giltner Hall
 517-884-9525
 taylo958@msu.edu

Katy N Thakkar, PhD
Katy N Thakkar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 110C Psychology
 517-884-8489
 kthakkar@msu.edu

Cognitive and biological mechanisms of illness in schizophrenia

Alexa H. Veenema, PhD
Alexa H. Veenema, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 212 Giltner Hall
 517-303-1434
 aveenema@msu.edu

Neurobiology of social behavior

Irving E. Vega, PhD
Irving E. Vega, PhD

Associate Professor, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
 4014 Van Andel
 616-234-2828
 irving.vega@hc.msu.edu

Adaptive proteome dynamics in neurodegenerative diseases

Juli S. Wade, PhD
Juli S. Wade, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychology
Professor, Department of PsychologyPsychology and Department of Integrative Biology

 240C Psychology Building
 517-432-8301
 wadej@msu.edu

Sex differences and plasticity in the nervous system

Donna H. Wang, MD
Donna H. Wang, MD

Professor, Medicine
 B316 Clinical Center
 517-432-0797
 wangdo@msu.edu

Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying salt sensitive hypertension

Hongbing Wang, PhD
Hongbing Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Physiology
 3179 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5119
 wangho@msu.edu

Neuronal intracellular signaling in neuroplasticity, brain function, and neurological disorders

Arthur J. Weber, PhD
Arthur J. Weber, PhD

Professor, Physiology
 2198 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
 517-884-5041
 weberar@msu.edu

Structure-function relation of retinal ganglion cells undergoing glaucoma-related degeneration in the primate eye. Development of treatment strategies aimed at mitigating or preventing glaucomatous retinal ganglion cell degeneration

Juyang (John) Weng, PhD
Juyang (John) Weng, PhD

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
 3144 Engineering
 517-353-4388
 weng@msu.edu

Computational modeling of nervous systems, mental architectures, neural networks, development, and learning

Hui Xu, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
 Galligan Lab
 B328 Life Science
 517-353-6609
 xuhui2@msu.edu

Lily Yan, MD, PhD
Lily Yan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 218 Giltner Hall
 517-432-8189
 yanl@msu.edu

Neural basis underlying the modulatory effects of ambient light on emotion and cognition.

David C. Zhu, PhD
David C. Zhu, PhD

Professor, Radiology, Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
 Radiology Building, Room 124, 846 Service Road
 517-884-3345
 David.Zhu@radiology.msu.edu

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique development. Use neuroimaging to understand mild traumatic brain injury, normal aging, Alzheimer's disease (AD), AD risk reduction, and effects of hypertension on the brain.