Research Summaries

Research Summaries

Alfonso, AixaClassical and molecular genetic analysis of neural development and synapse function in C. elegans
Alford, Simon
Almotahari, Mahrad
Chang, ChiehMolecular and opto-genetic investigation of neural circuit assembly and regeneration
Chuang, Chiou-FenMolecular and genetic mechanisms of cellular diversity in the C. elegans sensory system
Cologna, Stephanie
Dubreuil, RonGenetic studies of spectrin in Drosophila: effects on absorption, packaging, and transport of dietary fat and effects on the development of Parkinson’s disease
Gong, liang-weiMolecular mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis
Hilbert, DavidColor and color vision, philosophy of perception, methodology in cognitive science, and history of philosophy and science especially Berkeley
Larson, John
Lasek, AmyMolecular and cellular mechanisms underlying alcohol and drug addiction
Malchow, RobertSynaptic mechanisms in the vertebrate retina; neural-glial interactions; transport processes
Morgan-Short, Kara
Okkema, PeterMuscle & neuronal development and organogenesis in the nematode C. elegans
Park, ThomasNeurobiology studies of sensory systems using behavioral and physiological techniques
Ragozzino, MichaelNeural basis of learning, memory and behavioral flexibility; role of frontal-striatal systems contributing to behavioral flexibility
Reilly, SteveNeural mechanisms of learning, memory and motivation, with emphasis on brainstem-forebrain interactions
Richmond, JanetBehavioral, electrophysiological and ultrastructural analyses in C. elegans to resolve molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission (exocytosis, endocytosis and receptor trafficking)
Roitman, MitchellNeural basis of adaptive (feeding, drinking) and maladaptive (overeating, drug seeking) motivated behavior; mesolimbic dopamine system; reward, obesity, drug addiction
Roitman, Jamie
Saxena, AnkurQuantitative analysis of neural crest stem cell and neural crest- derived cancer migration/differentiation in vivo
Schechtman, Marya
Shippy, Scott
Wirtshafter, David