Neuroscience Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page. Learn more about Neuroscience faculty. The Neuroscience Graduate Coordinator is Jesse Schank (jschank@uga.edu).

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Anna Abraham

Professor
Neuroscience

Neurocognition of creativity & imagination – reality/fiction distinction, self/social cognition, mental time travel, semantic cognition, aesthetics

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Deborah Barany

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Neural mechanisms of goal-directed movement; Functional neuroimaging; non-invasive brain stimulation; neurorehabilitation

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Michael Bartlett

University Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Neuroscience

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

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Haini Cai

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Nuclear and genome organization; Chromatin structure and function; Gene regulation in Drosophila development.

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Brett Clementz

Professor
Neuroscience

Structural, functional & genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia.

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Julie Coffield

Associate Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology; Neuroscience

Neurotoxic agents that alter synaptic transmission. The actions of toxins such as
the Clostridial neurotoxins (Botulinum and Tetanus) at the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

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Steve Dalton

Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

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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Claire De La Serre

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Development and prevention of obesity, gut microbiota, gut-brain signaling, regulation of ingestive behavior

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Kylee Jo Duberstein

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Animal and Dairy Science

Animal biomechanics related to disease, injury, conditioning, and nutrition; functional outcomes assessment related to therapeutics development

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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

Associate Professor
Genetics; Neuroscience

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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Nikolay Filipov

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology

Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders.

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Adam Goodie

Professor
Neuroscience

Judgment and decision making, especially the role of control in decision making,
Bayesian updating, and cognitive contributors to problem gambling.

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Tai L. Guo

Professor
Toxicology; Neuroscience

(Immuno)Toxicology of nanobiomaterials and endocrine disruptors; Diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma, probiotics, microbiome; Translational study (http://www.devertigo.com)

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Brian W. Haas

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Biological basis of social behavior and emotion processing in humans.

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Robert Haltiwanger

Professor; GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycosciences
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

Role of glycosylation in regulating Notch signaling, assisting protein folding, and development.

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Billy Hammond

Professor
Neuroscience
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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

Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Neuroscience

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

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Daichi Kamiyama

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

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 for Neural Tissue Repair and Neural Interfacing.

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James Lauderdale

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

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

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Jae-Kyung Lee

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Neuroscience

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

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Dexi Liu

Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Neuroscience

Gene therapy, obesity, drug delivery, gene drug discovery.

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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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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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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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Luke Mortensen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration.

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Emily Noble

Assistant Professor
Foods and Nutrition; Neuroscience

Central regulation of feeding behavior, diet and cognitive function, the gut microbiome-brain connection, exercise and brain energy metabolism

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Assaf Oshri

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Youth and Family Resilience: how neurobiological and socioemotional systems adapt to psychosocial stress using multi-level methods (e.g., fMRI, psychophys, observations)

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Lisa Renzi Hammond

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Co-Director, Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center

Visual neuroscience; risk for neurodegenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s and related dementias

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Rachel Roberts-Galbraith

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

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

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Dean Sabatinelli

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Hemodynamic and electrocortical measures of emotional scene perception.

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Jesse Schank

Associate 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.

Professor
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

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

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Ping Shen

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Brain Functions and Development in the Drosophila Model.

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Steven Stice

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar
Regenerative Bioscience Center Director
Neuroscience; Toxicology

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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Michael Tiemeyer

Distinguished Research Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

Mechanisms that regulate the expression, function, and structure of tissue-specific glycans.

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John J. Wagner

Professor
Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

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

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Franklin West

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Regenerative Medicine

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. We explore the potential of neural stem cells
and other regenerative therapies to recover lost and damaged brain tissue. We utilize a novel
pig ischemic stroke model in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, cognitive,
motor function testing and histology.

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Jing Xu

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Identify behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms for dexterity; learning and control principles for skilled movement; rehabilitation after neuromuscular injuries.

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Yao Yao

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Develop regenerative therapies for neurological diseases by investigating the pathological and therapeutic roles of extracellular vesicles in cellular and animal models.

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Nadja Zeltner

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

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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