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 Bartlett

Georgia Athletic Association 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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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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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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James Franklin

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Neuroscience

Mitochondria in neuronal apoptosis.

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Gerald W. Hart

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Eminent Scholar in Drug Discovery;
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Nutrient Regulation of Signaling and Transcription: Mechanisms Underlying Diabetes, Neurodegeneration and Cancer

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Philip V. Holmes

Professor
Neuroscience

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

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Shelly Hooks

Associate 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

Assistant 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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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 Mortensen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration.

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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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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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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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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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Yao Yao

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences; Neuroscience

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

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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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