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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Avraham, Oshri

Oshri Avraham Assistant Professor Cellular Biology Deciphering the mechanisms that regulate the diversity of peripheral glial cells to achieve a better understanding of their role in the context of disease and injury. Website

Bartlett, Michael

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. Website

Edwards, Gaylen L.

Gaylen L. Edwards Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function. Website

Eggenschwiler, Jonathan

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. Website

Holmes, Philip V.

Philip V. Holmes Professor Neuroscience Behavioral neuropharmacology; neuropeptides and trophic factors; plasticity; stress, depression, and addiction. Website

Kamiyama, Daichi

Daichi Kamiyama Associate 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. Website

Karumbaiah, Lohitash

Lohitash Karumbaiah Assistant Professor Neuroscience Developing Translational Glycomaterials for Neural Tissue Repair and Neural Interfacing. Website

Lauderdale, James

James Lauderdale Associate Professor Cellular Biology; Neuroscience Developmental neurobiology: molecular genetic mechanisms of vertebrate eye and forebrain development. Website

Lee, Jae-Kyung (Jamise)

Jae-Kyung (Jamise) Lee Associate Professor Physiology & Pharmacology; Neuroscience My research is focused on determining key molecules and their intrinsic mechanisms in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. Website Laboratory Website

Liu, Hongxiang

Hongxiang Liu Assistant Professor Neuroscience Sensory organs of taste: development, maintenance, and molecular regulations using genetically modified mouse models. Website

Liu, Shaolin

Shaolin Liu Associate Professor Physiology & Pharmacology; Center for Neurological Disease Research Cellular to network mechanisms of olfaction and olfactory dysfunction in diseases including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, traumatic or neurotoxic brain injuries. Website

MohanKumar, Piliyur Seshadri

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 Website

MohanKumar, Sheba

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. Website

Mortensen, Luke

Luke Mortensen Assistant Professor Neuroscience In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration. Website

Phillips, Gregory

Gregory Phillips Professor Infectious Diseases, Center for Neurological Disease Research Basic and translational research to engineer bacteria to understand and develop new treatments for neurological diseases via the gut-brain axis.. Website

Roberts-Galbraith, Rachel

Rachel Roberts-Galbraith Associate Professor Cellular Biology; Neuroscience Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians. Website

Schank, Jesse

Jesse Schank Associate Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology The role of stress and neuropeptides in drug seeking behavior using behavioral pharmacology, neuroanatomy, and molecular neuroscience. Website

Schmidt, Walter

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. Website

Stice, Steven

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. Website

Tang, Lili

Lili Tang Associate Professor Environmental Health Science; Toxicology Adverse neurological outcomes; Host-Microbe-Chemical (3-way) interaction; C. elegans model organism. Website

Wagner, John J.

John J. Wagner Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology Neurophysiology of the hippocampus, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory, neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and rodent models of addiction. Website

Yao, Yao

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. Website

Zeltner, Nadja

Nadja Zeltner Associate 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. Website

Zhang, Hui (Iris)

Hui (Iris) Zhang Associate Professor Physiology & Pharmacology; Center for Neurological Diseases Research Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. Website