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Research Overview – Neurobiology & Anatomy

There are 3 main areas of specialization within the Department. You will find that several faculty participate in interdisciplinary teams that work on multiple problems.

Neural Systems of Sensation and Cognition

Neural Mechanisms of Multisensory Integration and Cross-Modal Perceptual Processes

Subcortical Modulation of Sensory Processing:

Central Nervous System Mechanisms of Pain

Neural and Pharmacological Modulation of Cognitive Changes During Aging

  • Mary Lou Voytko

Development and Shaping of Auditory Circuitry

Visuomotor Integration

Memory and Cognitive Function

Memory, Synaptic Plasticity and Olfaction

  • Ashok Hegde
  • Mary Lou Voytko

Computational Neuroscience

Neural Survival in Development, Aging and Injury

Role of Trophic Factors in Neuronal and Glial Survival, Activity, and Plasticity

Regulation and Effect of Stress Response in the Mediation of Neuronal Survival

Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Death

Role of Glia in Mediating Neuronal Plasticity and Survival

Functional and Structural Imaging

Functional Imaging of Human Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Pain Experience

  • Robert C. Coghill
  • John G. McHaffie

Functional Imaging of Neurobiological Changes During Aging

  • Mary Lou Voytko


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    Neurobiology & Anatomy

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    Dr. Barry E. Stein

    Dr. Barry E. Stein, Chairman
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
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