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Alfonso, AixaClassical and molecular genetic analysis of neural development and synapse function in C. elegans
Alford, SimonMechanisms by which signal transuction pathways modulate neurotransmission and behavior; electrophysiology and live cell imaging
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, StephanieBiological mass spectrometry and neurodegeneration
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
Gao, RuixuanSynapse, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, proteomics, transcriptomics, cell biology, microbiology, bioimaging, microscopy
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
Lasek, AmyMolecular and cellular mechanisms underlying alcohol and drug addiction
Morgan-Short, KaraNeurocognitive mechanisms of language acquisition and use in adults, with focus on explicit and implicit learning and on individual differences.
Okkema, PeterMuscle & neuronal development and organogenesis in the nematode C. elegans
Salles, AngelesNeural Systems and Behavior; Social Communication; Bats.
Sparta, DennisNeural circuits, emotion, motivation and decision making, alcohol use disorder
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, JamieAdolescent alcohol and cannabinoid use, decision-making, prefrontal cortex
Schechtman, Maryapersonal identity, practical reasoning, and bioethics
Zak, JosephNeural circuits, plasticity, and learning of sensory guided behaviors.