Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Brian Haas (bhaas@uga.edu).

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system at the systems, organismic, and cognitive levels. Behavioral neuroscience focuses on the neurobiological bases of behavior.  Research topics include neurotransmitter systems in discrete neural circuits and how plasticity in these systems mediates complex behavior, motivation, emotion, learning, and memory.  Cognitive neuroscience focuses on the neural correlates of higher cognitive functions.  This area typically employs neuroimaging techniques to examine neural activity associated with cognitive, perceptual, and emotional processes.

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Brett-Clementz

Brett Clementz

Professor
Neuroscience

Structural, functional & genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia.

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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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Brian W. Haas

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Biological basis of social behavior and emotion processing in humans.

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Philip V. Holmes

Professor
Neuroscience

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

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Tianming Liu

Professor
Bioinformatics; Neuroscience

Multiscale and multimodal brain mapping with applications to brain diseases.

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Jennifer McDowell

Professor
Neuroscience

Schizophrenia, psychosis, cognitive control, plasticity, saccades, ocular motor system,
exercise, f/MRI, DTI.

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Richard Meagher

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics and evolution of Arabidopsis gene expression; engineering plants
for phytoremediation of ionic- and methyl-mercury.

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L. Stephen Miller

Professor & Director of Bio-imaging Research Center
Neuroscience

My recent laboratory work focuses on aspects of working memory, executive function,
and older adult cognition using structural and functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological tools.

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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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Dean Sabatinelli

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Hemodynamic and electrocortical measures of emotional scene perception.

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Jesse 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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Tarkeshwar Singh

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Sensorimotor integration during motor planning and execution in healthy aging and neurodegenerative disorders

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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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