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  • Paul R. Adams

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    Professor PhD, University of London Expertise

    Synapse biophysics, Hebbian plasticity, theoretical neuroscience, social intelligence

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  • Braden Brinkman

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    Assistant Professor PhD Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Expertise

    Theoretical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neural computation, sensory coding, network dynamics, collective activity, neural evolution

     

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  • William F. Collins, III

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    Associate Professor PhD, University of Pennsylvania Expertise

    Motor function, motoneuron plasticity, neurotransmitters, micturition, bladder-sphincter dyssynergia, spinal cord injury

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  • Josh Dubnau

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    Professor (Primary appointment: Department of Anesthesiology) PhD, Columbia University Expertise

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), retrotransposons, Drosophila, rodent models, in vivo genetic experiments, cell culture assays

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  • Alfredo Fontanini

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    Professor and Chair MD, PhD, Universita’ degli Studi di Brescia - Italy Expertise

    Sensory perception, olfaction, taste, behavioral neuroscience, systems and circuits, learning and memory, plasticity, computational neuroscience, metastable dynamics, electrophysiology, imaging

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  • Shaoyu Ge

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    Professor PhD, University of Science & Technology of China Expertise

    Adult neurogenesis, neural development, cell-replacement therapy, in vivo imaging, in vitro imaging

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  • Simon Halegoua

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    Professor PhD, SUNY Stony Brook Expertise

    Nerve growth factor, neurotrophins, axon growth, neurotransmitter metabolism, gene regulation, differential signaling, Pincher, signaling endosomes

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  • Maurice Kernan 

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    Associate Professor PhD, University of Wisconsin Expertise 

    Drosophila, genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, somatosensation, audition, proprioception, mechanosensory signaling, ion channels, primary cilia

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  • Mary Kritzer

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    SUNY Distinguished Service Professor PhD, Yale University Expertise 

    Cerebral cortex, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological diseases, mental illness, sex differences, neural development, gonadal hormone stimulation, cortical information processing, affective brain function, mnemonic brain function

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  • Giancarlo La Camera

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    Associate Professor and Director, Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics PhD, University of Bern Expertise 

    Theoretical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neural basis of cognitive processes, learning and behavior, memory, decision making, spiking networks, metastable dynamics, synaptic plasticity

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  • Arianna Maffei 

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    Professor PhD, University of Pavia Expertise

    Synaptic plasticity, circuit motifs, cortical circuits, sensory processing, learning, experience-dependent plasticity

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  • David McKinnon

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    Professor PhD, Australian National University Expertise

    Homeostatic regulation, ion channels, evolution of complex systems, molecular and cellular physiology, long-term stress, cognitive function

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  •  Il Memming Park

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    Associate Professor PhD, University of Florida Expertise

    Computational neuroscience, neural engineering, machine learning, neural dynamics, decision making, statistical modeling, neuro-AI, Bayesian inference

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  • Joshua L. Plotkin

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    Assistant Professor PhD, UCLA Expertise

    Habit learning, neurological disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, basal ganglia, striatum, synaptic plasticity, 2-photon laser scanning microscopy, electrophysiology, optogenetics

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  • Markus Riessland

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    Assistant Professor, Empire Innovation Program (Aging Brain) PhD, University of Cologne, Germany Expertise 

    Genetics, neurodegenerative diseases, cellular senescence, zombie cells, aging, generation sequencing

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  • Maya Shelly

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    Associate Professor PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Expertise 

    Neural development, neuronal morphology, neuronal polarization, axonal formation, dendritic formation, motor disabilities, neuropathology, molecular mechanisms

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  • Roger Sher

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    Assistant Professor PhD, UC Davis Expertise 

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), neurodegenerative diseases, molecular genetics, cellular and organismal biology, developmental/degenerative biology, neurodegeneration, nuclear transport defects, retrotransposons

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  • Prerana Shrestha

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    Assistant Professor PhD, The Rockefeller University Expertise

    dynamics of protein synthesis regulation in memory systems

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  • Howard Sirotkin

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    Associate Professor PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Expertise 

    Stem Cells, Neurodevelopment, zebrafish genetics, ASD and Parkinson’s

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  • Lonnie Wollmuth

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    Professor PhD, University of Washington Expertise 

    Synaptic transmission, molecular and cellular physiology, retina, glutamate, GABA, ligand-gated ion channels, NMDA receptors, AMPA receptors, autoimmune disorders, ribbon synapses

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  • Qiaojie Xiong

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    Assistant Professor PhD, Johns Hopkins University Expertise 

    Decision making, reinforcement learning, rodent behaviors, sensorimotor integration, dorsal striatum

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Instructors

  • Robert Watson
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    University Instructional Specialist PhD, The University of Iowa Professional Interests

    Student learning of core concepts in physiology and neurobiology in online, hybrid, flipped and traditional classroom environments; improving success and retention for historically-underserved students in active learning environments