Faculty

Name/Profile Email Department Research Category Research Interest
Noureldin Abdelhamid, M.D. Neurology Neurology Vascular Neurology
Ore-Ofe Adesina, M.D. Ophthalmology Disorders of the Nervous System Neuro-ophthalmology
Wamda Ahmed, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke
Joseph Alcorn, Ph.D. Pediatrics Pulmonology Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of pulmonary surfactant proteins, interactions of surfactant proteins with environmental insults
Melissa Aldrich, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Lymphatic System Immune factors that influence lymphatic dysfunction, lymphatic imaging technology
Andrew Allison, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Not available
Chiamaka Aneji, M.D., MPH Pediatrics General Pediatrics Medical education, neonatal resuscitation, international child health
Jaroslaw Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neuropharmacology and laboratory models of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage
Garima Arora, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Neuropsychiatry
Carlos Artime, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Surgical anesthesiology management
Nishan-E-Abbas Ashary, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Not available
Michael Assel, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Assessment of children with developmental disabilities. progress monitoring, instrument construction, program evaluations, and assessment of teaching environments
Parveen Athar, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Neuromuscular junction disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, traumatic nerve and plexus injury, and development of new measures in electrodiagnostic testing
Kit Sing Au, Ph.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Spina bifida, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, myelomeningocele
Ali Azhdarinia, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Oncology Development of targeted agents for the visualization and treatment of cancer
Tatiana Barichello, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Immunology, psychiatry
Andrew Barreto, M.D., M.S. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Combination treatments for thrombolysis in ischemic stroke
Isabelle Bauer, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Psychopharmacology
Douglas Baxter, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory, Computational Neuroscience Cellular and network processes underlying behavior and behavioral plasticity
Andrew Bean, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Molecular Biology Molecular mechanisms of vesicular trafficking and protein sorting
Supinder Bedi, Ph.D. Pediatric Surgery Neurotrauma Pro-inflammatory microglial activity induced by traumatic brain injury, and its negative impact on neuronal physiological properties
Michael Beierlein, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Computational Neuroscience; Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Computations performed in neuronal networks that mediate perception, memory formation and higher cognitive functions
Glenn Belz, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Adult General Psychiatry
Elmer Bernstam, M.D., MSE, MS Internal Medicine, School of Biomedical Informatics Bioinformatics Translational biomedical informatics
Suur Biliciler, M.D. Neurology Muscular disorders Muscular dystrophies and myopathies
Kawal Bir, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Not available
Michael Blackburn, Ph.D. Dean, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pulmonology, Inflammation
Spiros Blackburn, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Cerebral aneurysms and hemorrhage, vascular ischemia, Chiari malformation
Angel Blanco, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Optimization of stereotactic radiosurgery approaches for brain tumors and extracranial malignancies
Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D. Dean, Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics, School of Public Health Human Genetics Not available
Eliana Bonfante-Mejia, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Neurotrauma Mitochondrial disease, pediatric neuroimaging, stroke
Fatima Boricha, M.D. Pediatrics General Pediatrics Care and discharge of level 2 NICU patients, follow-up of high-risk infants
Glendaliz Bosques, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma Pediatric rehabilitation medicine
Ritvij Bowry, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Stroke treatment, mobile stroke units
Allison Boyle, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Movement disorders, spasticity
Richard Bradley, M.D., FACEP Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury
Joshua Breier, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System Evaluation of children and adults with a wide variety of learning disabilities as well as illnesses affecting the central nervous system
Robert Brown, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Neurosurgery
Mark Burish, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Sensory and Motor Systems Cortical functional domains and reorganization, cortical lesions and recovery, medical education
Christina Burrows, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neurobehavior, dementia
Ian Butler, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Dysautonomia, Tourette syndrome, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders
Patricia Butler, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Vice Dean for Educational Programs, McGovern Medical School Medical Education Not available
Robert Butner, M.D. Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Not available
John Byrne, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory, Computational Neuroscience; History, Teaching and Public Awareness of Neuroscience Neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory
Kristen Calverly, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Not available
Qi Lin Cao, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Functions of oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, and progenitor cells in the healthy and injured brain
Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Surgical anesthesiology management, neuroprotection during anesthesia
Ambat Chitra Chandrasekhar, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Shuo-Hsiu (James) Chang, PT, PhD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System Training-induced neuromusculoskeletal plasticity, neuromuscular control in dynamic balance, motor control and learning
Jeffrey Tien-Hao Chang, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Oncology Cell signaling programs in cancer
Tiffany Chang, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and aneurysms
John Chapman, M.D. Pediatrics Medical Education Medical informatics, medical education
Jason W. Chen, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Pain medicine
Peng Chen, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Cerebrovascular and neuroendovascular neurosurgery
Huimahn Choi, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Stroke effects and treatment, brain failure in sepsis
Jeanie Choi, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Charoo Chouhan, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Not available
Alice Chuang, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Biostatistics, Opthalmalogy Biostatistics, mathematical bioscience
Richard Clark, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Desensitization of ß 2- adrenergic receptors
Len Cleary, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory; History, Teaching and Public Awareness of Neuroscience Morphological correlates of learning and memory
Joseph Cochran, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Endovascular surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, brain tumors, skull base surgery, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery
Tiffany Cossey, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Vascular neurology
Charles Cox, Jr., M.D. Pediatric Surgery Neurotrauma Pediatric traumatic brain injury
Monica E. Crump, MD ‌‌ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Rehabilitation of stroke and mild to severe brain injury, management of spasticity caused by stroke and brain injury
Nachum Dafny, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma; History, Teaching and Public Awareness of Neuroscience Mechanisms of pain, pain suppression
Mark Dannenbaum, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Neurovascular surgery, vasospasm, traumatic brain injury
Radbod Darabi, M.D., Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Pramod Dash, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory, Neurotrauma Formation and impairment of memory, molecular biology of traumatic brain injury
Brian Davis, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Matthew E. Davis, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System Neuropathic pain
Arthur Day, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Cerebrovascular diseases and sports medicine, cerebral ischemia and neural protection
Joao de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders, development of innovative treatments, with emphasis on schizophrenia and mood disorders
Dana M DeMaster, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Development, Learning and Memory Using MRI and fMRI techniques to examine how brain maturation during childhood contributes to developmental improvements in learning and memory
Allison Dempsey, Ph.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Assessment of neurodevelopmental outcomes, and family-centered interventions, for children born preterm, and for children with chronic neurodevelopmental conditions
Carolyn Denton, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Prevention and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities, including dyslexia, in children in kindergarten through grade 12
Carmen Dessauer, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Molecular Biology Regulation of adenylyl cyclase by heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins and by regulators of G protein signaling
Nadya Dhanani, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Pain management methods, olfactory dysfunction with anesthesia
Fabricio Do Monte, D.V.M, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory Neural circuits and mechanisms underlying emotional memories
Peter Doris, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Genetics and Nephrology Human genetics, kidneys
Pratik Doshi M.D. Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma, Disorders of the Nervous System Neurologic emergencies
Marie-Françoise Doursout, Ph.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Treatment of hemorrhagic shock, irradiation, and other cellular insults
Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Sensory and Motor Systems, Computational Neuroscience Cortical mechanisms of visual behavior
Andrea Duncan, M.D., M.S. ClinRes Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroimaging correlates of behavioral and cognitive functioning in children born extremely prematurely
Rania Elkhatib, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Effects of cannabis on shizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, pharmacological treatments
Yoshua Esquenazi Levy, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System The effects of chemotherapy and cranial irradiation on brain tissue
Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Neurotrauma Neuropsychological outcome studies examining brain, psychological health, and behavioral outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI), cellular therapies for TBI
Christopher M. Falco, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Brain injury and stroke rehabilitation
Daniel Felleman, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Sensory and Motor Systems, Development Organization, function, and plasticity of primate cerebral cortex
Albert Fenoy, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Electrophysiology and clinical manifestations of basal ganglia disease
Jose Fernandez, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Not available
Luis Fernandez, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Adult General Psychiatry
Lara Ferrario, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Not available
James Ferrendelli, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Learning and Memory Memory disorders, pharmacology, clinical management of epilepsy
Pauline Filipek, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Autism and related disorders
Stephen Fletcher D.O. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Chiari malformation, comparative studies of canine and pediatric brain tumors, medical management of trauma-associated brain swelling
Myriam Fornage, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Human genetics, cerebrovascular disease and stroke
Gerard E. Francisco, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma Brain injury rehabilitation
Amy Franklin, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics Medical Communication The interaction of cognition and communication, and the effects of this interaction in a medical context
Leorah Freeman, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis 0ptica, immune-mediated neurological disorders
Elliott Friedman, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Joel E. Frontera, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Jeffrey Frost, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Molecular Biology Rho family small G proteins in breast cancer
Francisco Fuentes, M.D. Internal Medicine Diabetes and Vascalar Disease Investigating how to optimize medical and surgical therapies for patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes
Michael Funke, M.D. Ph.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Neurophysiology
Erin Furr Stimming, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Movement disorders
Yong-Jian Geng, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Delineating molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and heart failure
Semhar Ghebremichael, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Surgical anesthesiology management, medical education and workforce diversity
Luca Giancardo, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics Medical Imaging Medical imaging, signal processing
Chuck Gilmore, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Surgical anesthesiology management
Stanford Goldman, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Nicole Gonzales, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Intracerebral hemorrhage: experimental treatments, neuroimaging, natural history of intracerebral hemorrhage
Sam Gumbert, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Management of surgical risks: hemorrhage and infection
Lalitha Guthikonda, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Diagnostic neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders
Cathy Guttentag, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Development Enhancing parenting skills in parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. increasing the quality of language stimulation provided by teachers of at-risk toddlers
John Hagan, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Development, Disorders of the Nervous System The roles of microRNAs and their post-transcriptional regulators in developmental and cancer biology
Stacey L. Hall, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Pediatric rehabilitation medicine, cerebral palsy
Shaojie Han, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression
John Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD Chair, Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Plasma membrane nanostructure and signal transduction
Muhammad Haque, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Vascular neurology
Khader Hasan, Ph.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Quantifying and localizing human neurodegenerative diseases
Rodrigo Hasbun, M.D., MPH Internal Medicine Infectious diseases Infectious diseases
Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Sensory and Motor Systems; Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Understanding chemical neurotransmission at the level of synaptic vesicle dynamics, characterizing glutamatergic synapses of retinal photoreceptors and bipolar cells
Georgene Hergenroeder, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Neurotrauma Clinical and translational studies related to brain and spinal cord trauma with an emphasis on protein biomarker discovery
Isaac Hernandez-Jimenez, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Spinal cord medicine
Sebastian Herrera, M.D. Neurosurgery Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma
Leo Hochhauser, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Ryota Homma, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Novel Methods and Technology Development, Learning and Memory Imaging and electrophysiology of neuronal circuits to characterize their functional properties and dynamics
Omotola Hope, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Epilepsy, surgical treatments for epilepsy, geriatric epilepsy, epilepsy in women
Joseph Hsieh, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Neurosurgery and spinal surgery methods and quality
Sigmund Hsu, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Novel therapies for recurrent primary CNS lymphoma, recurrent glioblastoma multiforme and intralumbar injections for cancer therapy
Richard Huang, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management
Claire Hulsebosch, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Neurotrauma Acute, subacute and chronic models of spinal cord injury
Nneka Ifejika, M.D., MPH Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Health disparities, stroke, brain Injuries, multiple sclerosis, concussion, aphasia, muscle spasticity, neurologic gait disorders
Benson Irungu, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
Amanda Jagolino, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Treatment of acute stroke, telemedicine for acute stroke
Roger Janz, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms; Membranes and Membrane Channels Synaptic vesicle proteins as regulators of neurotransmitter release
Vasanthi Jayaraman, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Membranes and Membrane Channels Structure and function of membrane proteins, ligand gated ion channels
Mansi Jhaveri, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System Disability reduction in patients following stroke
Peilin Jia, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics Computional Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System Computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics, cancer genomics, psychiatric disorders
Jianping Jin, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Molecular Biology Protein ubiquitination, cellular differentiation, cancer
Susan John, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Diagnostic imaging of pediatric patients
Ursula Johnson, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Development Examining the impact of caregiver responsiveness and stimulation on young children’s cognitive, language, social and emotional development
Elizabeth Jones, M.D. Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma, Disorders of the Nervous System Neurologic emergencies
John Jones, M.D. Pediatric Surgery Neurotrauma Pediatric neurosurgery trauma
Prathap J. Joseph, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury
Jenifer Juranek, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Neuroimaging in clinical and neurodevelopmental populations, including structural MRI, DTI, and functional MRI
Nicholas Justice, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Disorders of the Nervous System Stress in Alzheimer’s disease
Arash Kamali, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Diffusion tensor imaging and brain perfusion imaging with special interest in language and limbic structures
Daniel Kim, M.D., FACS, FAANS Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Robotic surgery, neuromodulation, radiographic nerve imaging, minimally invasive spine surgery
Dong Kim, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Brain aneurysms, AVMs, brain tumors, meningioma, neuro-oncology, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformation
Ryan Kitagawa, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Treatment of traumatic brain and spinal injuries and of neurovascular injuries and malformations
Melvin Klegerman, Ph.D. Internal Medicine Cardiovascular medicine Cardiovascular medicine
Theresa M. Koehler, Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Science Microbiology Host-pathogen interactions, bacterial virulence
Mary Koenig, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System General pediatric neurology
Radha Korupolu, MD, MS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Spinal cord injury, spasticity, neurorehabilitation, general rehabilitation
Anson Koshy, M.D., M.B.E. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System Promoting developmentally and culturally appropriate behavioral health screening in pediatric primary care, promoting the value of assent for medications for ADHD
Larry Kramer, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Novel Methods and Technology Development, Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma MRI of head trauma, MRI of the intracranial abnormalities of spina bifida, development of fast body MRI techniques
Sun Kuk Kwon, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Novel Methods and Technology Development Molecular imaging
Susan Landry, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Development Examinations of biological and environmental influences on children’s development from infancy through adolescence, parent-child and classroom intervention studies
Scott Lane, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Psychopharmacology, experimental psychology, psychophysics, and neuroimaging to investigate the development, chronicity, and treatment of substance use disorders
James Langabeer II, Ph.D., MBA, EMT Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma Cardiology and stroke care emergencies
Jeremy Lankford, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Dysautonomia, epilepsy
Robert Lapus, M.D. Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury
Cheng Chi Lee, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Molecular Biology Circadian mechanism and hypometabolism in mammals
Ilya Levental, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Membrane structure and post-translational lipidation
Jonathon Levine, B.S., DVM, DACVIM Pediatric Surgery Neurotrauma Spinal cord injuries
Jun Li, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Cerebral ischemia
Xiaoyan Li, Ph.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma, Novel Methods and Technology Development Assistive devices for neurorehabilitation
Sheng Li, MD, Ph.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Lenard Lichtenberger, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Oncology and Gastrointestinal Disease Mechanisms and treatment of gastrointestinal ulcer disease and cancer
John Lincoln, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Multiple sclerosis, immune-mediated neurological disorders
J. William Lindsey, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Multiple sclerosis, autoimmune or immune-mediated neurologic diseases
Fudong Liu, M.D., MSNS Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Ischemic stroke
Yin Liu, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Computational Neuroscience Computational and statistical methods to understand how biological interactions modulate signaling responses involved in cancers and neurological diseases
Ying Liu, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgery Stem Cells, Development, Disorders of the Nervous System The use of human induced pluripotent stem cells to model central nervous system (CNS) development and disease
Katherine Loveland, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Autism spectrum disorder
Elaine M. Magat, BSPT, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Brain injury and spasticity
Kristin Mahan, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Learning and Memory Metabolic and degenerative diseases, effects of circadian rhythm on hippocampal learning and memory
Svetlana Malkina, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Clinical treatment of acutely ill psychiatric patients
Marcelle Mallery, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Pedro Mancias, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Neuromuscular disorders, EMG nerve conduction studies
Chai-An Mao, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Development, Sensory and Motor Systems Development of retinal ganglion cells and of immunologic T cells, embryonic development
David Marshak, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Sensory and Motor Systems Structure and function of primate retinal neurons
Raymond Martin, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunological diseases, neurovascular diseases, neurological complications of medical diseases
Manuel F. Mas, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurorehabilitation
Steve Massey, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Sensory and Motor Systems Neuronal circuitry of the retina
James McCarthy, M.D. Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury
Nami McCarty, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Cerebral vascular disease
David McPherson, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA Chair, Internal Medicine; Division Director, Professor, Cardiovascular medicine Cardiovascular Disease Internal Medicine
Raja Mehanna, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, spasticity
Vladimir Melnikov, M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Surgical anesthesiology management, other surgical techniques and complications
Donna Mendez, M.D. Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma Traumatic brain injury
Thomas Meyer, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Psychological interventions in bipolar disorder, depression, and substance use problems
Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine, Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair, Medical genetics Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Genetics Not available
Stephen Mills, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Sensory and Motor Systems Neuronal circuitry of the retina
Helen Mintz-Hittner, M.D. Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Pediatric ophthalmology
Amir Mohsenin, M.D., Ph.D. Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Retinal disease and surgery
Janelle Montroy, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Development Early academic and school readiness skills, such as self-regulation, as well as improved assessment of these skills
Shade Moody, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Neuromuscular disorders
Rodrigo Morales, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Strain and species barriers in prion diseases, the prion-like nature of Aβ aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease, pathological interactions between these diseases
Ines Moreno Gonzalez, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Alzheimer’s disease and related brain disorders
Nassim Naderi, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Diagnostic neurology, intraoperative monitoring, clinical neurophysiology, Epilepsy
Shin Nagayama, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Sensory and Motor Systems, Novel Methods and Technology Development Understanding neuronal network module function by the use of imaging techniques combined with neural labeling
Naoki Nakayama, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D., M.Sc. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Quantitative magnetic resonance of the central nervous system
Vihang Narkar, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Metabolic and Muscle Degenerative Diseases Treatment and therapeutic implications of metabolic and muscle degenerative diseases
Elizabeth Newlin, M.D., A.B.P.N. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Relationships between neurobiology, psychosocial factors and mentalizing capacity
Thy Nguyen, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Interpretation of electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and single-fiber EMG, diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders
Elizabeth Noser, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neurorecovery and stroke
John O’Brien, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Sensory and Motor Synapses; Neural Excitability, Synapses and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Visual adaptation, electrical synapses, synaptic plasticity
Roger O’Neil, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Calcium signaling and ion channels
Philip Orlander, M.D. Internal Medicine, Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism Diabetes, Medical Education Not available
Summer Ott, Psy.D. Orthopedic Surgery Neurotrauma Sports-related concussions
Merrill Overturf, Ph.D. Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular medicine
Rajan Patel, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology, body MRI, pediatric radiology
Maria Patino, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Deborah Pearson, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Developmental and neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other neurological developmental disorders
Mary Prasad, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Neurotrauma Roles of the caregiver and home environment on cognitive and motor skills following traumatic brain injury in infants and toddlers, impacts of stress on injury outcomes
Mark Prasarn, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery Neurotrauma, Disorders of the Nervous System Surgical care of complex spinal disorders
Alan Prossin, M.B.B.S. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Development of a greater understanding of molecular mediators and moderators underlying neuroimmune interactions in co-morbid pain and depression
Krista Qualmann, M.S., C.G.C Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Hereditary neurological conditions
Jeremy Ragland, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Neurosurgery
John Rasmussen, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Novel Methods and Technology Development Molecular imaging
John Redell, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Neurotrauma Treatment of, and biomarkers for, traumatic brain injury (TBI); molecular consequences of TBI
Roy Riascos-Castaneda, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Christophe Ribelayga, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Sensory and Motor Systems Circadian signaling in the retina
Gary Rosenfeld, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, Associate Dean, Medical Education Medical Education Not available
David Sandberg, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Pediatric brain tumors, minimally invasive endoscopy, congenital spinal anomalies, vascular malformations, spasticity and craniofacial disorders in children
Amrou Sarraj, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology and stroke
Sean Savitz, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Stem Cells Stem cell therapy for stroke
Mya Schiess, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian syndromes, tremor states, dystonia, ataxia, and other neurodegenerative diseases
Karl Schmitt, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Complex spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal cord and spinal column tumors
Joy Schmitz, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Treatment of addiction to cocaine, alcohol, and other substances, depression and impulsivity associated with addiction
Laurie Schneider, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Effects of addiction in patients with psychiatric disorders
Paul Schulz, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Learning and Memory Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia with or without ALS; other disorders of memory, cognition and behavior
Sudhakar Selvaraj, MBBS, DPhil (PhD, Oxon), MRCPsych Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Molecular brain imaging, neurobiology of mood and psychotic disorders, the role of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, serotonergic system and affective processing
Anne Sereno, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Disorders of the Nervous System, Sensory and Motor Systems, Learning and Memory Higher cognitive functions of attention, short-term memory, and programming of eye movements
Paulina Sergot, M.D., FACEP Emergency Medicine Neurotrauma, Disorders of the Nervous System Neurologic emergencies
Eva Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Novel Methods and Technology Development Molecular imaging
Manish Shah, M.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Pediatric epilepsy surgery
Anjail Sharrief, M.D., MPH Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System General neurology and outpatient stroke prevention
Kazim Sheikh, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral nerve disorders including CIDP and vasculitis myopathies, and myositis neuromuscular junction disorders
Sunil Sheth, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, endovascular treatments for stroke, endovascular treatments for cerebral aneurysms
Harel Shouval, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory, Computational Neuroscience Using theoretical and computational methods to identify the rules by which plastic changes in synaptic strength, believed to be a basis of learning and memory, take place
Alexander Simonetta, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Head and neck imaging, spine imaging
Clark Sitton, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System Neuroradiology
Jeremy Slater, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Adult epilepsy and sleep disorders
Shaun Smart, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neuro-hospitalist medicine, epilepsy, convulsive and non-convulsive status epilepticus
Laura Smith Callahan, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma, Novel Methods and Technology Development Developing tissue engineering approaches toward clinical treatments for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and cartilage defects
Paul Smolen, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory, Computational Neuroscience Using theoretical and computational methods to understand the molecular mechanisms by which stimuli induce long-lasting changes in synaptic strength, and memory
Jair Soares, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Brain imaging, clinical psychopharmacology, mood disorders
Claudio Soto Jara, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases
Gary Spiegel, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Stroke treatment, aneurysm treatment
John Spudich, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Membranes and Membrane Channels Light sensors & photosensory transduction, microbial rhodopsins, membrane receptor structure/function, optogenetics
Argyrios Stampas, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Spinal cord injury medicine, neurogenic bowel and bladder management, neurorehabilitation
George Stancel, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology; Executive Vice President, Academic & Research Affairs Hormonal signaling, growth factors, angiogenesis Not available
Angela Stotts Ph.D. Family and Community Medicine Disorders of the Nervous System Behavioral and pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders
Sudhir Paul, Ph.D. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Molecular Biology Development of covalent binding and catalytic activity in antibodies
Kai Sun, M.D., Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases Metabolic and degenerative diseases
Emilio Supsupin, M.D. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Neurovascular imaging, head and neck cancer imaging, spine interventions
Sudha Tallavajhula, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Sleep medicine, epilepsy
Nitin Tandon, M.D. Neurosurgery Sensory and Motor Systems, Disorders of the Nervous System Brain mapping with functional MRI, electrical stimulation, and diffusion tractography
Nilesh Tannu, M.D., M.S. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Addiction and biomarkers
Heather Taylor, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Development of reading, language, and other cognitive skills in children with disabilities, as well as the impact of parenting on the development of children
Antonio Lucio Teixeira, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Biomarkers, psychoneuroimmunology; neuroinflammation; neurodegeneration
Ba-Bie Teng, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Vascular Disease Design and development of genetic and cell therapies for the treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease
Nivedita Thakur, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Movement disorders, neurorehabilitation
Melissa Thomas, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Diagnostic neurology, intraoperative monitoring, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy
Stephen Thompson, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Adult epilepsy, epilepsy surgery
Jin Bin Tian, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels TRP channel functions in the nervous system
Qingchun Tong, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Homeostatic and Neuroendocrine Systems, Sensory and Motor Systems Metabolic and degenerative diseases, neurocircuitry controlling feeding, energy expenditure and glucose homeostasis
Andrey Tsvetkov, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Understanding the molecular mechanisms of successful and unsuccessful brain aging, and of age-associated neurodegenerative Huntington disease
Akihiko Urayama, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Blood-brain barrier and neurological disorders
Stefan Ursu, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Cognition-emotion interactions, motivation and decision-making, MRI, EEG, neurostimulation
Farhaan Vahidy, MBBS, MPH, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Primary and secondary prevention of stroke
Naveen Vanga M.D. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Not available
Holly Varner, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Diagnostic neurology, electromyography
Kartik Venkatachalam, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Signal transduction in the nervous system
Venugopal Venna, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Stroke, traumatic brain injury, depression, acute and chronic stress
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Neurorehabilitation, brain Injury, stroke
Gretchen Von Allmen, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery
Consuelo Walss-Bass, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders, gene-environment interactions
Edgar Walters, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Disorders of the Nervous System, Neurotrauma Nociceptor memory and chronic pain
Nan Wang, M.D., MPH Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Not available
Margaret Wardle, Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System The role of emotion and motivation in addiction
Michael Watkins, M.D. Pediatrics Disorders of the Nervous System Epilepsy MEG
M. Neal Waxham, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory; Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Characterizing molecules responsible for the formation and storage of memories—their structure, modifications, interactions, and dynamics
Jack Waymire, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Plasticity of neurotransmitter biosynthesis
Michael Weaver, M.D., FASAM Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Addiction treatment, opioid use disorder, opioid withdrawal, opioid maintenance treatment
Bethany Williams, Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Neuropsychological evaluations for patients with dementias and brain injuries
George Williams, II, M.D., F.C.C.P. Anesthesiology Anesthesiology Peri-operative outcomes, residual and waste volatile anesthetic gas
W. Daniel Williamson, M.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System, Development Diagnoses and management of children with a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities
Jerry Wolinsky, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases of the CNS
Ching On Wong, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Molecular Biology Endo-lysosomes in immune and neuronal cell biology
Anthony Wright, Ph.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory Learning and cognition
Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Stem Cells, Neurotrauma, Disorders of the Nervous System Stem cell neural differentiation, development of effective and safe treatment for spinal cord injuries and neurological diseases
Tzu-Ching Wu, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Treatment of acute stroke, telemedicine for acute stroke
Yang Xia, M.D., Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Cardiovascular Disease Translational research on cardiovascular diseases
Wa Xian, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Stem cells and regenerative medicine, the use of adult stem cells for modeling human disease and for drug discovery
Jun Yin, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depression
Nuray Yozbatiran, PT, PhD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Disorders of the Nervous System Neurorehabilitation in stroke
Cristian Zeni, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Biological factors differenting bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Gang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Molecular mechanisms of nerve regeneration or degeneration, neurite outgrowth, and neuropathy; and translational therapies
Han Zhang, M.D. Neurobiology and Anatomy Learning and Memory; History, Teaching and Public Awareness of Neuroscience Neural mechanisms underlying learning and memory
Sheng Zhang, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Disorders of the Nervous System Metabolic and degenerative diseases, aging-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases
Xiang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Cognitive function in schizophrenia and in mood disorders
Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics Bioinformatics, Systems Biology Biomedical informatics, cognitive science, information display and visualization
Xiurong Zhao, M.D. Neurology Disorders of the Nervous System Ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke
Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S. School of Biomedical Informatics Disorders of the Nervous System Integrative genomics and systems biology approaches to complex disease studies
W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Novel therapeutic strategy development against cancer and other human diseases
Ping Zhou, PhD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neurotrauma, Novel Methods and Technology Development Myoelectric control for neurological injury rehabilitation
Banghe Zhu, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Disorders of the Nervous System, Novel Methods and Technology Development Molecular imaging, including non-invasive NIR spectroscopy-diffuse optical imaging for functional brain mapping of children with autism
Jay-Jiguang Zhu, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Identification of effective chemotherapies for primary brain tumors including malignant gliomas, meningiomas, PCNSL, and brain metastasis
Michael Xi Zhu, Ph.D. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Membranes and Membrane Channels Ion channels for calcium signaling
Eva Zsigmond, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Medicine Stem Cells Director, Transgenic and Stem Cells Service Unit Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases
Geoffrey Zubay M.D., FACS Neurosurgery Disorders of the Nervous System Endoscopic approaches for central nervous system disorders
Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Pediatrics/Children’s Learning Institute Disorders of the Nervous System Early identification, prevention, and assessment of reading disabilities, evidence-based curriculum and instruction, effective use of technology for interventions
Giovana Zunta-Soares, M.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Disorders of the Nervous System Mood disorders