UCLA Neuroscience Program Ph.D. Admissions Neuroscience Faculty UCLA and Beyond  

Altshuler, Lori Mood Disorders
Andrews, Anne Serotonin & Anxiety
Apostolova, Liana Clinical and Neuroimaging Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Arnold, Arthur Sexual Differentiation of the Brain

Bartzokis, George Brain Imaging (MRI) as Applied to Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Basso, Michele A.
Bearden, Carrie Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Cognition, Neuroimaging and Genetics of Mood Disorders and Psychosis
Bilder, Robert Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
Bisley, James Vision and Visual Perception
Bitan, Gal Neurodegenerative Diseases
Blair, Hugh Tad Learning and Memory; Neural Computation
Blaisdell, Aaron Learning and Behavior
Bookheimer, Susan Functional Neuroimaging of Language and Memory
Brecha, Nicholas Neurochemical Pathways in the Vertebrate Retina
Brody, Arthur Addiction, Tobacco; Brain Imaging
Bronstein, Jeff Molecular Biology of Glia and Glial Tumors
Buonomano, Dean Neural Dynamics: Neural Basis of Learning and Temporal Processing
Butler, Samantha Generating and regenerating neural circuitry in the spinal cord

Carmichael Jr., Stanley Neuroplasticity After Brain Injury
Carpenter, Ellen Transcription Regulators in Nervous System Development
Chandler, Scott Neuronal Mechanisms Controlling Jaw Movement
Chesselet, Marie-Francoise Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Cohen, Mark Functional Imaging of the Human Brain
Colwell, Christopher Neural Control of Behavior, Circadian Rhythms
Coppola, Giovanni Advancement of our Understanding of the Genetic Architecture of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Dapretto, Mirella Neuroimaging/imaging genetics of language and social cognition in typical and atypical development (emphasis on adolescence and autism spectrum disorders); cultural neuroscience
De Vellis, Jean Regulation of Development and Regeneration of Brain Cells
Dean, Andrew Neuropsychology of Addictions
Demer, Joseph Ocular Motor System, Vestibular System
Dickson, Patricia Neurodegeneration
Dreier, Lars Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation and Function in <i>C. elegans</i>

Edgerton, V. Reggie Neural Control of Movement and Neuromuscular Plasticity
Engel Jr., Jerome Neurobiology of Epilepsy
Evans, Christopher Opioid Systems

Fain, Gordon Cellular Physiology of Vertebrate Retina
Fan, Guoping Epigenetic Mechanisms in Neural Development and Stem Cell Differentiation
Fanselow, Michael Learning, Memory and Emotion
Faull, Kym Mass Spectrometry in the Biological Sciences including Proteomics
Feldman, Jack Properties of Neurons Resulting in Behavior
Feusner, Jamie Understanding Perception and Emotion in Body Image Disorders; Treatments for OCD and Anxiety Disorders
Fisher, Robin Neuroanatomy of Synaptic Transmission in Mammalian Forebrain
Fogel, Brent Exploring the Molecular Basis of Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disease
Freimer, Nelson Identifying Genes that Contribute to Predisposition to Complex Human Phenotypes
Fried, Itzhak The Neuronal Basis of Human Memory; Supplementary Motor Area Epilepsy
Frye, Mark Cross-Modal Sensory Fusion and Sensory-Motor Integration

Galvan, Adriana Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Geschwind, Daniel Neurogenetics, Systems Biology of Neurodevelopmental (e.g. Autism) and Neurodegenerative Disorders (Dementia and Ataxia)
Giza, Christopher Developmental Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuroplasticity
Glanzman, David Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Golshani, Peyman Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Epilepsies
Gomez-Pinilla, Fernando Mechanisms of Neural Repair
Gorin, Michael Molecular Genetics and Mechanisms of Retinal Disorders
Grijalva, Carlos V Behavioral Neuroscience
Gundersen, Cameron Neurotransmitter Release and Regulated Secretion
Guo, Ming Molecular Pathways to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
Guo, Zhefeng Structural Biology of Amyloid-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases
Gylys, Karen Synapse Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease

Hallem, Elissa Olfactory Behavior in Free-living and Parasitic Nematodes
Harper, Ronald Neural Mechanisms in Sleep State
Harris, Neil Plasticity after Traumatic Brain Injury
Hartenstein, Volker Brain Development in Drosophila
Houser, Carolyn Morphological Organization and Plasticity of the GABA System; Neurochemical Anatomy of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Hovda, David Recovery of Function Following Brain Injury

Iacoboni, Marco Non Invasive Human Systems Neuroscience
Irwin, Michael Psychoneuroimmunology
Izquierdo , Alicia Neuroscience of Decision making; Addiction

Jentsch, James Neuropsychopharmacology; Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Jeste, Shafali Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Kagan, Bruce Neurotoxicity Caused by Channel Forming Toxins
Kaufman, Daniel Therapeutics for diabetes and neurological disease
Kennedy, Pamela
Khakh, Baljit Ion Channels, Glia and Synapses
Knowlton, Barbara Neural Substrates of Higher Cognitive Functions
Kornblum, Harley Neural Stem Cells and Brain Tumors
Krantz, David Using Drosophila to Study Neurotransmitter Transport, Synaptic Transmission, Behavior and Disease
Krasne, Franklin Neural Circuitry of Crayfish Escape Behavior
Kumar, Rajesh Neural control of autonomic, breathing, and cognitive functions.

Lai, Albert Pharmacogenomics of Glioblastoma Response to Therapy
Leuchter, Andrew Neurophysiology of Depression; Neurophysiologic Predictors of Treatment Outcome
Levine, Michael Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegenerative Disorders
Liau, Linda Experimental Therapeutics for Brain Tumors
Liu, Zili How People See and Why They See The Way They Do?
London, Edythe Neuroimaging Brain Function in Addictive and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Loo, Sandra Gene-Brain-Behavior Pathways in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
Lu, Daniel Regenerative Treatment

Maidment, Nigel Neuropharmacology of Substance Abuse
Martin, Kelsey Cell Biology of Learning-related Synaptic Plasticity
Masmanidis, Sotiris Dynamics of neuronal ensembles in reward circuits
Mathern, Gary Biological Mechanisms Linked to Epilepsy
Mayer, Emeran Neurobiology of Stress, Pain and Emotion
Mazziotta, John Neuroimaging, Brain Mapping
McCracken, James Anxiety Disorders; Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Mehta, Mayank Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Sleep, Neural Oscillations, Neural Coding
Metzner, Walter Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroethology)
Micevych, Paul Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Neuroprotection, Pain
Mischel, Paul Molecular Pathogenesis of Brain Tumors
Mody, Istvan Synaptic Signaling in Health and Disease

Narins, Peter Auditory Neurophysiology, Mechanics and Behavior
Narr, Katherine Applied Neurobiological Imaging
Novitch, Bennett Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cell Specification and Differentiation in the Vertebrate Central Nervous System
Nurmi, Erika

O'Dell, Thomas Synaptic and Molecular Mechanisms in Learning and Memory Formation
Olcese, Riccardo Molecular Physiology of Ion Channels
Ophoff, Roel Human Genetic Studies of Neuropsychiatric Traits
Otis, Thomas Synaptic Transmission, Function of Cerebellar Circuits

Papazian, Diane Voltage Gated K Channels: Functional Mechanisms and Role in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
Pechnick, Robert The Role of Stress in the Development of Mental Illness and Drug Abuse
Phelps, Patricia Neuronal Development - Cell Migration and Axon Outgrowth
Piri, Natik Retinal Ganglion Cells and Optic Neuropathies
Portera-Cailliau, Carlos Imaging the Assembly and Plasticity of Cortical Circuits with Two Photon Microscopy
Pouratian, Nader Neurosurgical Brain Mapping and Restoration
Prins, Mayumi Lynn Pediatric Response to Traumatic Brain Injury

Ray, Lara Genetics of Addiction Etiology and Treatment
Ringach, Dario Visual Neurophysiology and Perception

Sabb, Fred Phenomics, the System-Wide Study of Phenotypes for Whole-Genome Analysis
Sagasti, Alvaro Development of Complex Cell Shapes in Zebrafish Touch-Sensing Neurons
Sampath, Alapakkam Retinal Physiology and Visual Performance
Schlinger, Barney Steroid Synthesis and Action in the Vertebrate CNS
Schweizer, Felix Molecular Mechanisms and Regulation of Synaptic Transmission
Shams, Ladan Multi-Sensory Integration; Perceptual Learning; Adaptation
Sicotte, Nancy Neurodegenerative Disorders
Siegel, Jerome Sleep, Motor Control
Silva, Alcino Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Simmons, Dwayne Mechanisms of Hearing Disorders Involving Sensorineural Connections
Smith, Desmond Functional Neurogenomics
Sofroniew, Michael Neural Injury and Repair
Spigelman, Igor Neuropharmacology
Stefani, Enrico Super-Resolution Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscope: Application to Basic Science in Health Related Research
Sternini, Catia The “Brain in the Gut” and Taste Receptors
Sun, Yi The Molecular Control of Neural Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation

Teplow, David Neurodegenerative Diseases
Tottenham, Nim Developmental Affective Neuroscience
Trachtenberg, Joshua Understanding Cortical Plasticity from Synapses to Circuits

Vilain, Eric Genetics of Mammalian Sexual Development
Voskuhl, Rhonda Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology and Neuroprotection

Wang, Danny Functional MRI; Technical Development and Applications in Neurodevelopment and Cognitive Neuroscience
Waschek, James Role of Neuropeptides in Brain Development, Nerve Regeneration, Neural Tumors, and Behavior
Wassum, Kate Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Addiction
Wayne, Nancy Mechanisms Regulating Reproductive-Neuron Physiology
White, Stephanie Social Influences on Learning and Memory
Williams, David Retinal Cell Biology, Sensory Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration
Woods, Roger Structural and Functional Brain Imaging

Xie, Cui-Wei (Tracy) Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity: Role in Drug Addiction and Alzheimer's Dementia

Yang, X. William Mouse Genetic Approach to Study the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Yang, Xian-Jie Development and Diseases of the Vertebrate Neural Retina

Zaidel, Eran Cognitive Neuroscience, Hemispheric Specialization, Neurolinguistics, Neuropsychology
Zipursky, S. The Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Neuronal Connection Specificity