Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Jim Lauderdale (jdlauder@uga.edu) or visiting the Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience website.

A major goal of neuroscience research is to provide society with the basic information about nervous system function that is critical for developing treatments for neurological and behavioral disorders. Scientific study of the nervous system is thus essential for overall health and well being.

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Michael G. Bartlett
Georgia Athletic Association Professor Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

ADME of drugs and environmental toxicants; impact of compounds on memory, cognition, and neuropathic pain; oligonucleotide therapeutics and biomarkers.

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Mark R. Brown
Professor Entomology; Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology of development, reproduction, and metabolism in insects; evolution of peptide hormone structure and function.

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Steve Dalton
Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stem cell biology, development of cell therapies for type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pluripotent stem cells in early development and induced pluripotent stem cells- cell reprogramming.

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Gaylen L. Edwards
Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function.

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Jonathan Eggenschwiler
Assistant Professor Genetics

Genetic analysis of mouse development; cell fate specification in the embryonic central nervous system; patterning of the body plan’s left-right axis.

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James Franklin
Associate Professor Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Mitochondria in neuronal apoptosis.

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Philip V. Holmes
Professor Neuroscience

Behavioral neuropharmacology; neuropeptides and trophic factors; plasticity; stress, depression, and addiction.

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Shelley Hooks
Associate Professor Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

G-protein coupled receptors, molecular pharmacology, signal transduction, ovarian cancer, neural stem cells.

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Daichi Kamiyama
Assistant Professor Cellular Biology

Our research is aimed at identifying the principles of neural circuit assembly, which is key to understanding the treatment of neurological disorders. To achieve this, we develop imaging toolkits including fluorescent probes and advanced microscopes.

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Lohitash Karumbaiah
Assistant Professor Neuroscience

Developing Translational Glycomaterials and Neuromodulation Systems for Functional Neural Tissue Repair; Targeting Extracellular Matrix Triggers of Brain Tumor Progression

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James D. Lauderdale
Associate Professor Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Developmental neurobiology: molecular genetic mechanisms of vertebrate eye and forebrain development.

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Jae-Kyung Lee
Assistant Professor Physiology & Pharmacology

My research is focused on determining key molecules and their intrinsic mechanisms in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Hongxiang Liu
Assistant Professor Neuroscience

Sensory organs of taste: development, maintenance, and molecular regulations using genetically modified mouse models.

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Piliyur Seshadri MohanKumar
Professor Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology Reproductive Aging, Stress Axis and Metabolic Function, Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions, Prenatal Programming and its Neuroendocrine Consequences, Neuroendocrine Effects of Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Chemicals

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Sheba M.J. MohanKumar
Associate Professor Neuroscience

Neuroendocrine immune interactions in the context of Reproduction and Stress, Prenatal Stress and programming of obesity, Environmental exposures and their impact on Stress and Reproduction, Biomarker development for various human diseases.

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Luke J. Mortensen
Assistant Professor Neuroscience

In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration.

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Rachel Roberts-Galbraith
Assistant Professor Cellular Biology

Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians.

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Jesse R. Schank
Assistant Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology

The role of stress and neuropeptides in drug seeking behavior using behavioral pharmacology, neuroanatomy, and molecular neuroscience.

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Walter K. Schmidt Jr.
Associate Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular cell biology and biochemistry of proteases associated with isoprenylated protein maturation and amyloidogenic peptide degradation; cancer; Alzheimer’s disease.

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Steven Stice
D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor; GRA Eminent Scholar; Director Regenerative Bioscience Center Neuroscience; Toxciology

We are developing stem cell approaches to repairing bone and nerve injury in addition to use of stem cells as a tool to screen toxins and potential drug therapies.

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John J. Wagner
Professor Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxciology

Neurophysiology of the hippocampus, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory, neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and rodent models of addiction.

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Han-Rong Weng
Assistant Professor Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Neuroscience, cellular biology, pharmacology, glial cells, pain.

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Adrian Wolstenholme
Professor Infectious Diseases

Molecular helminthology: in particular the interactions of anthelmintic drugs with ion channels in the nervous systems of parasitic helminths, and the molecular basis of drug resistance.

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Yao Yao
Assistant Professor Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Blood Brain Barrier, Stroke, Neurological disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Extracellular Matrix Biology

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Nadja Zeltner
Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Cellular Biology

Effects of pathological stress on cells of the peripheral nervous system and the adrenal gland. In vitro disease modeling using human pluripotent stem cells.

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