Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond (lrenzi@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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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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Brett Clementz

Professor
Neuroscience

Structural, functional & genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia.

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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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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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Brian W. Haas

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Biological basis of social behavior and emotion processing in humans.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xiaoqin Ye

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology

Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy.

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