Regular Members

Regular BHI Members include more than 250 faculty engaged in neuroscience-related research at Rutgers. The directory below can be searched using keywords to identify faculty engaged in various areas of neuroscience.

Rutgers Neuroscience Faculty Expertise Directory

NameSchoolDepartmentE-mail AddressResearch Areas
A.M. BarrettRBHS-NJMSKessler Stroke rehabilitation; spatial neglect
Alan Visual cognition; surface-color perception
Alan LeslieRU-NBPsychology (SAS) design of the cognitive system early in development; autistic spectrum disorder.
Alex Y. perioperative brain protection, neuroinflammation, and clinical pharmacology
Alexander KusnecovRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Psychoneuroimmuonlogy; neuroinflammation
Alice Y-C LiuRU-NBCell Bio & Neuro-protection, HSF1 and stress response, SIRT1 knockdown and neural differentiation
Amjad IllyasRBHS-NJMSPPNilyasaa@njms.rutgers.eduNeuroimmuonology, multiple sclerosis
Andrew molecular mechanisms that underlie memory and learning
Andrew HarrisRBHS-NJMSPPNaharris@njms.rutgers.eduBiophysical and functional characterization of connexin channels
Andrew P. ThomasRBHS-NJMSPPNthomasap@njms.rutgers.eduCellular and molecular mechanims underlying metabolic disorders, alcohol-related pathologies, Calcium in physiology/disease
Ann W. SilkRBHS-CINJCancer Oncology, brain metastases, immunotherapy, brain imaging, perfusion MRI, imaging biomarker, oncolytic virus, melanoma, skin cancers, gene expression profiling
Annie BeuveRBHS-NJMSPPNbeuveav@njms.rutgers.eduNitric Oxide/cGMP signaling in neuronal and cardiovascular systems
Antje Auditory perception in cochlear implants users and hearing aid users
April Neural mechanisms necessary for normal cognitive and language development
Arnold GlassRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology
Arthur TomieRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Pavlovian conditioning of directed action; alcohol abuse and addiction
Audrey MindenRU-NBChem Bio (Pharmacy)aminden@pharmacy.rutgers.eduPAK family of serine/threonine kinases in process of neurite outgrowth
Barry LevinRBHS-NJMSPPNlevin@njms.rutgers.eduNeural control of feeding behavior, obesity
Barry R. Neural basis and therapies for genital-related pathologies
Bart Visual perception, motion perception, eye movements, recurrent networks, temporal dynamics, adaptation, functional imaging, EEG, transcranial stimulation, awake behaving primates, schizophrenia, oscillations, computational models
Barth GrantRU-NBMol Bio & Biochem (SAS) molecular mechanisms controlling uptake from the cell surface (endocytosis), and endocytic recycling,
Benjamin SamuelsRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Molecular, cellular, genetic, behavioral, and neural circuitry studies into the mechanisms underlying treatment resistance; Mouse models of depression and anxiety; Brain gene expression profiling.
Bharat Brain Function, Brain Connectivity, MRI, fMRI, resting state, fNIRS, TBI, Autism
Bonnie FiresteinRU-NBCell Bio & Dendrite patterning and synaptogenesis; traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), autism, Rett Syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia
Brian P. Visual perceptual differences in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Clinical psychophysics & biomarker discovery; Perceptual organization; Object-based attention; Conceptual debates in cognitive science
Bryan J. Neural tissue engineering/axon growth, transport and assembly/in-vitro and in-vivo models of nerve injury
Caroline Hayes-RosenRBHS-NJMSNeurologyhayesrca@njms.rutgers.eduADHD, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders
Catherine brain substrates of learning and memory; computational neuroscience; experimental neuropsychology
Charles M. RothRU-NBChem & Biochem Engcmroth@rci.rutgers.eduMolecular Bioengineering of Antisense Oligonucleotides
Charles PrestigiacomoRBHS-NJMSNeurological cerebrovascular, stroke
Charles Randy GallistelRU-NBPsychology (SAS) psychophysical approach to screen for memory malfunction in genetically manipulated mice
Cheryl F. DreyfusRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) brain development and repair role of trophic factors and glial cells
Chinnaswamy KasinathanRBHS-SDMOral Protein modifications in alcohol and opioid addiction
Christine Role of cytokines in Autism, multiple sclerosis, TBI & SCI, eating disorders
Christopher glutamate receptor cell biology; C. elegans
Dale WoodburyRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Stem cell plasticity
Daphne SoaresRU-NBiological Sciencessoares@njit.eduEvolution of circuitries, molecular mechanisms of behavior, and sensory novelty
David CaseRU-NBChem & Chem Computational modeling; molecular dynamics simulations of proteins and nucleic acids;
David CrockettRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Molecular and structural changes associated with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, TBI, SCI, Injury, behavioral assessment. Fluid percussion injury, controlled cortical impact and closed head injury in developing and adult mice. Spinal hemisection and compression injury in mice.
David I. ShreiberRU-NBBiomed CNS injury mechanics; biomaterial, tissue, and cellular engineering approaches for repair and restoration of neural functions
David J. MargolisRU-NBCell Bio & two-photon, calcium imaging, widefield imaging, fluorescent probes, genetically encoded transgenic mice, Cre lines, cranial window, chronic long-term multisite recordings, electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, neuron, dendrite, synapse, cortical network, head-fixed behavior, arduino, experience-dependent, brain injury, TBI, Fragile-X syndrome, degeneration, sensory processing, cortex, striatum
David VicarioRU-NBPsychology (SAS) sensory-motor integration during vocal learning in songbirds
Davide ComolettiRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) structural and molecular basis of synapse formation and connectivity in Autism; Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS); protein crystallography; isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC); cell surface protein-protein interaction; myelin; multiple sclerosis
Debkumar Mitochondrial function; iron homeostasis; Friedreich's ataxia; Parkinson's disease; yeast and catecholaminergic model sytems
Denis Amygdala circuitry and function in emotion, fear responses, synaptic plasticity and network propoerties
Derek Gene mapping studies of scoliosis, Alzheimer's Disease, and hair and skin phenotypes
Diana S. GlendinningRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) centrally generated limb and respiratory movements in Parkinson's disease
Dimitris MetaxasRU-NBComputer computer vision, computer graphics and medical imaging
Dipak K. SarkarRU-NBAnimal Sciencessarkar@aesop.rutgers.eduEffect of stresses on neurophysiological functions (neural stem cells, anxiety, alcohol, neuroendocrine)
Dirk BucherRU-NBiological Neuronal excitability and network dynamics/computational neuroscience
Eileen KowlerRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology; control the planning and programming of eye movements
Ekaterina DobryakovaRBHS-NJMSKessler Neurodegeneration and injury, motivational and affective neuroscience;
functional MRI
Eldo V. KuzhikandathilRBHS-NJMSPPN; Brain Health Dopaminergic system- expression and function/signal transduction; Parkinson's, dyskinesia, depression/anxiety, addiction
Eliseo A. EugeninRBHS-NJMSMMG- PHRIeugeniea@njms.rutgers.eduCNS viruses, Neuro AIDS, Connexins
Elizabeth Functional organization of basal ganglia and limbic circuitry/neurochemistry/in vivo recordings/animal behavior
Elizabeth BonawitzRU-NPsychologyelizabeth.bonawitz@rutgers.eduCognitive Development and Computational Modeling
Elizabeth TorresRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Autism Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, Deafferentation, Sports, Dynamic Diagnosis, Outcome Measures, EEG, Motor Electrophysiology,
Computational Methods, Modeling
Elizabeth fMRI/ brain?s reward system in feedback-based learning/ contextual influences on learning and decision making
Ellen Townes-AndersonRBHS-NJMSPPNandersel@njms.rutgers.eduRetinal degeneration and injury; cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity in visual system; salamander/pig
Emanuel DiCicco-BloomRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Gene and growth factor regulation of neurogenesis during mammalian brain development; development of cerebellum, cerebral cortex, hippocampus; mouse models of autism and schizophrenia; human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and neural stem cells including idiopathic and syndromic autism; work in vivo, in culture, with gene under- and over-expression
Eric S. FortuneRU-NBiological Scienceseric.fortune@njit.eduIntracellular recordings of CNS neurons in behaving animals, pharmacological studies, and mathematical modeling
Eunsung MicroRNA; Molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease
Eun-Young MunRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Meta-analysis; motivational interventions; alcohol use and problems among college students; Comparative effectiveness research; young adults; innovative computing approaches to large-scale data; developmental psychology
Evgeny G. VaschilloRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Alcohol addiction; TBI; Vascular tone baroreflex as a target for alcohol use intervention; HRV as an objective clinical measure of TBI symptom severity; Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and psychophysiological assessment
Farzan NadimRU-NBiological Synaptic dynamics/Oscillatory networks/computational neuroscience
Federico SestiRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) physiology, regulation and biophysics of potassium (K+) channels
Frances CalderonRBHS-NJMSPPNcalderfr@njms.rutgers.eduRole of omega-3 fatty acids in neuroprotection and regeneration in TBI
Fred KramerRBHS-NJMSMMG- PHRIkramerfr@njms.rutgers.eduMolecular beacons, development of extremely sensitive and specific molecular diagnostic assays
G. Terence WilsonRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Eating Disorders Clinic;
Gabriella D'ArcangeloRU-NBCell Bio & molecular mechanisms of brain development, neurogenesis, neuronal migration, differentiation and synaptic connectivity
Gal HaspelRU-NBiological Sciencesgal.haspel@njit.eduC. elegans. Neuronal network/behavior connectivity, activity, and recovery from injury
Gary A. Genetics, neuropsychiatric; Tourette’s Disorder (TD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); ADHD; epilepsy and depression; Parkinson’s disease
Gary Aston-JonesRU/RBHS-BHIBrain Health Institutegsa35@ca.rutgers.eduMotivational and affective neuroscience, Cognitive, Cocaine addiction, DREADDs
George WagnerRU-NBPsychology (SAS) animal models of autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease; neurotoxicants.
Geraldine V. Project Resilience, examines the social-emotional and academic resilience of at-risk Hispanic American preschool children. This project examines the cognitive, psychosocial, and cultural-linguistic factors (acculturation, bilingualism) that affect language and social-emotional development, school readiness, and early literacy skills
Gleb molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and memory focusing on learned fear
Glenn WylieRBHS-NJMSKessler Neuroimaging; cognitive control, cognitive fatigue, multiple sclerosis, TBI, schizophrenia
Gretchen ChapmanRU-NBPsychology (SAS) cognitive, social, and health psychology
Haesun KimRU-NBiological Growth factors & signaling in CNS/PNS glial cells
Harvey R. WeissRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) blood brain barrier permeability during cerebral ischemia and reperfusion; cerebral oxygen consumption during autism
Helene R. WhiteRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Studieshewhite@rci.rutgers.edualcohol/drug use; substance abuse; childhood and adolescent risk; Racial differences in developmental patterns, predictors, and consequences of substance use during adolescence and the transition from adolescence into young adulthood
Helen M. BuettnerRU-NBChem & Biochem Nerve growth and regeneration, acupuncture mechanisms, modeling of biological processes
Hieronim JakubowskiRBHS-NJMSMMG- PHRIjakubows@njms.rutgers.eduHomocysteines in Alzheimer's disease
Hong LiRBHS-NJMSMMGliho2@njms.rutgers.eduProteomics core, NINDS funded NeuroProteomics Core Facility at NJMS
Hreday N. SapruRBHS-NJMSNeurological Traumatic brain injury (TBI), central regulation of vascular system (blood pressure etc.)
Huaye ZhangRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Regulation of Dendritic Spine Morphogenesis and Synaptic Plasticity
Ian Neuropharmacology, molecular neuroscience/dopamine receptors
Isaac EderyRU-NBMol Bio & Biochem (SAS) Circadian clocks. photic signal transduction. Drosophila behavior
Jacob FeldmanRU-NBPsychology (SAS) visual perception, especially perceptual organization and shape; and in categorization and concept learning.
Jacob I. Parkinson's Disease, dystonia
James Oxidative injury in the blood-brain barrier, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia, and neurons
James W. LangenbucherRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Diagnosis and nosology of Substance Use Disorders and comorbid conditions in the DSM Tradition; Use patterns and effects of Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs (APEDs)

James MillonigRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Neurodevelopmental disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neural tube defects, schizophrenia
James Motor control circuitry analysis, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Tourette Syndrome
Janet AlderRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Neurogenesis, dendritic and spine morphology, apoptosis, neuronal degeneration and astrogliosis, small animal imaging biomarkers of TBI, Trophic factors and neuropeptides in neuronal development, psychiatric disorders and traumatic brain injury, depression, lateral fluid percussion and behavioral paradigms such as Morris Water Maze, Chronic Social Defeat Stress, Rotarod, Novelty Suppressed Feeding, Sucrose Preference, Tail Suspension Test, Forced Swim Test, Open Field Test
Jasdeep S. HundalRBHS-RWJMSCancer Institute of Virtual Reality based neurorehabilitation, Language mapping (MEG and fMRI), Neuropsychological development and validation, Neurodegenerative disorders, Epilepsy, and Functional outcomes after brain surgery
Jason impact of high-stress environments and risk behavior on young adults’ mental health.
Jay C. SyRU-NBBiomed drug delivery, biomaterials, medical devices, fabrication, CSF, glial cell biology/biocompatibility
Jay genetics of alcoholism, opiate addiction, autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Jean BaumRU-NBChem & Chem experimental and computational methods to study à-synuclein aggregation mechanism; Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's
Jeffrey D. ZahnRU-NBBiomed Microfluidics for neuro glia cultures; multi-electrode arrays; mini neuro circuitry; neuroprobes
Jennifer BuckmanRU-NBCenter for Alcohol addictive behavior; neural processing and cardiovascular dynamics; alcohol and other drug use behaviors; cognitive, social, and genetic Influences of alcohol; sports-related concussions
Jennifer NIMH Stem Cell Resource; generation of iPSC and their differentiation into neural derivatives for psychiatric disorders
Jerry M. Neuromuscular diseases, ALS ( Lou Gehrig's Disease ), myasthenia gravis, neuropathy, myopathy
Jiang H. Alcohol addiction, dopaminergic circuits, addictive behaviors
Jianmin ChenRU-NBCell Bio & glutamine synthetase (GS); Alzheimer's Disease
Jill M. Nicotine addiction and mental disorders (schizophrenia)
Joan Maternal motivation and drugs of abuse/ impact of drugs of abuse on the normal development of preweanling rats
John DeLucaRBHS-NJMSKessler disorders of memory and information processing; multiple sclerosis, TBI, stroke
John E. PintarRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Developmental neurobiology and endocrinology; opioids
John McGannRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Sensory neuroscience, especially olfaction; mechanisms of learning and memory; neuroplasticity; optical imaging, chemogenetics, and electrophysiology.
John R. BachRBHS-NJMSPhysical Med & neuromuscular disease, especially orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation
John TaylorRU-NBChem & Chem Bioactive peptide design and synthesis, protein engineering, ligand-receptor interactions (opioids and opioid receptors)
Jorge ContrerasRBHS-NJMSPPNcontrejo@njms.rutgers.eduPathophysiological role of ion and molecule channels in brain injury. Neuroinflammation, Traumatic brain injury, pannexin, connexin. Patch clamp, TEVC fluorometry, controlled cortical injury.
Jorge GolowaschRU-NBiological Sciencesgolowasch@njit.eduNeuronal excitability and network dynamics/computational neuroscience
Jorge  brain blood flow and balance function; blast exposure, gulf war illness, spaceflight, aging and stroke
Joseph J. Mc ArdleRBHS-NJMSPPNmcardle@njms.rutgers.eduNeuromuscular junction, cholinergic transmission, ALS, mysathenia gravis, botulinum toxin, neuromuscular disorders
Joshua BerlinRBHS-NJMSPPNberlinjr@njms.rutgers.eduBiophysical analysis of ion transport (ion channels and transporters)
Juan Mena-SegoviaRU-NewarkCMBNjuan.mena@rutgers.eduNeuronal circuits; neuromodulatory systems; cholinergic brainstem; dopamine; basal ganglia; sleep; arousal; goal-directed behavior; ultrastructural anatomy; neuronal tracing; optogenetics; in vivo electrophysiology. visit-
Juan P. AdvisRU-NBAnimal hypothalamic median eminence (ME) control of neuroendocrine secretion
Judith HudsonRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology
Judy language development and related cognitive processes in autism spectrum disorders
Judy L. ThompsonRU-SHRPPsychiatric Rehab and perceptual and cognitive functioning; cognitive remediation; visual processing and perceptual remediation of impairments associated with schizophrenia
Julien MusolinoRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology / Psycholinguistics
Junad KhanRBHS-SDMOral Biology-Newarkkhanju@sdm.rutgers.eduNeuropathic pain
Karin StromswoldRU-NBPsychology (SAS) cognitive and neural basis of language; Genetics of Language and Language Disorders
Karl HerrupRU-NBCell Bio & Neurosciherrup@ust.hkCell Cycle Regulation in Neurodegenerative Diseases; Alzheimer?s disease and Ataxia-Telangiectasia.
Kasia BieszczadRU-NBPsychology (SAS) auditory cortex, tonotopic map, sensory physiology, behavioral psychology, epigenetics, histone acetylation,
Kelvin Y. KwanRU-NBCell Bio & Molecular basis of hair cell (auditory, sensory) regeneration; auditory progenitor cells
Kenneth G. ParadisoRU-NBCell Bio & Pre- and postsynaptic physiology at the calyx of Held
Kenneth IrvineRU-NBMol Bio & Biochem (SAS) relationships between patterning and growth in developing and regenerating organs.Hippo signaling
Kenneth ReuhlRU-NBPharmacology and neuropathology, following chemical or traumatic brain injury
Kevin BeckRBHS-NJMSPPNbeckkd@njms.rutgers.eduStress, sex differences, learning and memory, neuroendironology
Kevin PangRBHS-NJMSPPNpangke@njms.rutgers.eduAnxiety, learning and memory, aging
Ki-Bum LeeRU-NBChem & Chem microenvironmental cues affecting neuro-differentiation of stem cells; nanotechnology and chemical biology
Konstantin E. Multiple sclerosis, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology
Kouichi Multiple Sclerosis. Mechanisms of immune-mediated neuroinflammation and demyelination/axonal loss
Laleh NajafizadehRU-NBElectrical & Computer Functional Brain Imaging, Brain Connectivity, Diffuse Optical Brain Imaging, Electroencephalography, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Biomedical Applications
Laszlo Basal forebain cholinergic circuits analysis using electrophysiology, labeling, EEG, computational and functional imaging
Lawrence I. Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), parkinsons disease, movement disorders
Lei molecular and genetic bases of alcoholism and drug abuse, stress, neuropathic pain, and pain-relief analgesia.
Leonid Pain and Analgesia; PK & PD in obesity
Li CaiRU-NBBiomed Englcai@rutgers.eduregulatory mechanisms of gene expression in stem cells, neuronal, retinal
Linda molecular and statistical genetics ; schizophrenia, autism, and specific language impairment (SLI)
Long-Jun WuRU-NBCell Bio & Microglia-neuron communication in the brain; Glial biology, Neuroinflammation, Neuropathic pain, Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, and Neurodegenerative diseases; Electrophysiology, Two-photon imaging, Behavioral assays, and Mouse models of brain diseases
Loren W. TRP ion channels in early development as well as during neuronal injury
Louis MatzelRU-NBPsychology (SAS) cognitive behavior; molecular, biochemical, and neurophysiological determinants of intelligence in mice
Luciano D'AdamioRBHS-NJMS and BHIPharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscienceluciano.dadamio@rutgers.eduMechanisms of age-related neurodegeneration occurring in Alzheimer disease (AD), Familial British dementia (FBD) and Danish dementia (FDD) as well as the biological function of APP and BRI2 in the CNS. We study the role of these genes in progressive memory and synaptic transmission impairment that are dependent on a C-Terminal fragment of APP. We have developed the first knock-in Rat models for AD and FDD to study behavior, learning and memory.
Machteld E . Multiple sclerosis and Huntington's disease
Maggie Visual cognition, motor function
Manish SinghRU-NBPsychology (SAS) visual perception of objects and surfaces; cognitive psychology
Maral Molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease and novel therapeutics
Marc L. Alcohol and tobacco addiction, Tobacco dependence, Mental health, Motivational Interviewing, Task persistence, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral therapy development
Marco A. ZarbinRBHS-NJMSInstitute of Ophthalmology and Visual Retinal degeneration; cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity in visual system; retinal detachment; pig. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD); cell replacement therapy; cell transplantation; translational research; human donor eye organ culture.
Margaret Semantic and episodic memory in young adults; post-concussion effects on cognitive performance in young adults; TBI
Margaret W Relation between emotion and cognition in infants and preschoolers
Margery H. Parkinson's Disease, movement disorders
Mark Behavior, clinical neuropsychological studies, fMRI, animal models, genetics, and computational modeling.
Mark R. PlummerRU-NBCell Bio & mechanisms that initiate and regulate changes in synaptic strength; Calcium channels; BDNF
Mark WestRU-NBPsychology (SAS) behavioral correlations of dopamine; addiction; sensory motor; reward learning and drug abuse; cocaine; rat ultrasonic vocalizations; optogenetics; striatum; basal ganglia
Marsha BatesRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Heart rate variability and the baroreflex mechanism in behavioral flexibility; Acute and chronic alcohol and drug effects on cognitive and neuropsychological functioning; neurocognitive deficits and recovery of function in addiction treatment outcomes; neurocardiac signaling; craving and negative affective states that promote relapse; Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cardiovascular assessment;
Martin GrumetRU-NBCell Bio & Neural stem cells in development & neurological disorders
Martin L. YarmushRU-NBBiomed Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for tissue injury and organ failure (e.g. spinal cord, TBI); Brain-on-a-chip microsystems for analyzing circuit disorders (e.g. epilepsy, TBI); Wound healing in spinal cord injury
Martin SchwanderRU-NBCell Bio & Molecular and cellular mechanisms of auditory perception and hearing loss
Mary genetically inherited and sporadic forms of Alzheimer's disease
Matthew A. Depression in Parkinson's disease
Maureen C. elegans; nervous system development and function; neural circuits
Mauricio Imaging emotion and cognition in the human brain during learning and decision-making (fMRI)
Meenakshi DuttRU-NBChem & Biochem Engmeenakshi.dutt@rutgers.eduInteractions of lipid bilayer membranes & vesicles with charged colloids & nanoparticles, Bio-interfaces
Melchi MichelRU-NBPsychology (SAS) visual perception and sensory integration; cognitive psychology
Melitta SchachnerRU-NBCell Bio & Functional roles of adhesion molecules at the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix during nervous system development, regeneration and synaptic plasticity.
Mesut Neural Prosthetics; Wireless Microstimulation; Neural Recording with Multi-Electrode Arrays; Synchrony in the Cerebellum; Descending Tracts in Spinal Cord
Michael Social & emotional development; origins of consciousness; neurodevelopment; autism
Michael LeytonRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology
Michael MatiseRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Hedgehog (Hh) pathway in central nervous system (CNS) development; mouse spinal cord injury models
Michael W. Neuroimaging research, cognitive control, executive functions, attention, fMRI, MEG, EEG, computational modeling, brain network analysis, functional connectivity, machine learning applied to neuroimaging
Mike KiledjianRU-NBCell Bio & mRNA turnover in specific neurological disorders including X-linked Mental Retardation and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Miriam Rosenberg-Lee cognitive development; mathematical reasoning; fMRI; brain networks; autism; learning disabilities
Mladen-Roko RasinRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) posttranscriptional control of neural stem cells and projection neurons of the cerebral cortex
Mona BatishRBHS-NJMSMMGbatishmo@njms.rutgers.eduTracking mRNA (at single molecule level) in neurons
Monica DriscollRU-NBMol Bio & Biochem (SAS)driscoll@dls.rutgers.eduDevelopmental neurogenetics. molecular genetics of neuronal cell death. mechanosensory transduction in touch and feeling.
Nada N. BoustanyRU-NBBiomed minimally invasive optical imaging technology to track signaling pathways and analyze the function of genes within living cells
Namas ChandraNJITBMEnamas.chandra@njit.eduEffect of blast/TBI on nervous system
Nancy ChiaravallotiRBHS-NJMSKessler functional neuroimaging, neuropsychology, multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), cognitive rehabilitation
Natalia Mitochondrial function; calcium homeostasis; oxidative stress; PINK and Parkin mutation; Parkinson's disease
Nicholas M. PonzioRBHS-NJMSPLMponzio@njms.rutgers.eduimmunological mechanisms in the etiology of autism
Nicholas T. BelloRU-NBAnimal Neural control of feeding and diet selection
Nizar SouayahRBHS-NJMSNeurologysouayani@njms.rutgers.eduNeuromuscular disorders, ALS, Mysthania Gravis
Noriko GoldsmithRU-NBCell Bio & IHC studies on central nervous system, neuronal cell survival in response to DNA-damage ; Neuroscience Imaging Facility
Noshir A. LangranaRU-NBBiomed spinal fusion, development of spinal disc prosthesis and testing spinal implants.
Ozlem (Bozdagi) My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms driving synaptic pathophysiology in neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism using rodent models with targeted gene mutations, and translate the findings into effective treatments using multi-disciplinary research techniques including electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, proteomic and behavioral analyses. In particular, my studies in a mouse model of autism and developmental delay, showed significant beneficial synaptic effects of IGF-1, which provided support for the initiation of a clinical trial testing the effect of IGF-1 for SHANK3-deficiency and autism. I am currently directing a study in another autism related mouse model, Cyfip1 deficient mice, focused on understanding the mechanisms by which Cyfip1 regulates synapse function and plasticity in developing neural circuits,
Patrice MaurelRU-NBiological Cell adhesion molecules (the Nectin-like proteins) and regulation of axo-glial interactions during myelination
Patricia BuckendahlRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Sensory responses osteocalcin (OC knockout) mice; spinal cord injury (SCI); binge alcohol consumption; inflammation; sensory ganglia
Patrick M. FoyeRBHS-NJMSPhysical Med & Musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain and coccyx pain
Pernille HemmerRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology
Peter DowlingRBHS-NJMSNeurologydowlinpc@njms.rutgers.eduMultiple sclerosis; glial cell death pathways; Demyelinating disease-cell death and regeneration experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Petros Clinical Psychiatry
Pierre-Olivier Electrophysiological, optogenetic and functional imaging techniques to study perception & seizure initiation
Prabhas V. MogheRU-NBChem & Biochem NanobiomaterialsÿandÿNanobiointerfaces
Pranela Mesenchymal stem cells, neuronal differentiation, dopaminergic neurons
Qian CaiRU-NBCell Bio & Autophagy-Lysosomal Regulation in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
Radek DobrowolskiRU-NBiological Cellular Regulation of Proteostasis through Autophagy and Endolysosomal System in Neurodegeneration and Aging. hiPSCs and neuroprogenitor lines from Alzheimer's patients.
mTOR-regulated autophagy-lysosomal system.
Rafael BenolielRBHS-SDMOral Orofacial pain
Renping ZhouRU-NBChem Bio (Pharmacy) growth factors signaling in CNS during embryonic development; involvement of growth factors in Parkinson's Disease
Richard FouldsNJITBMEfoulds@njit.eduNeuromusular/rehabilitation engineering; neural control of movement; multimodal human/machine interaction; mechatronics
Robert F. HearyRBHS-NJMSNeurological Spinal cord injury- clinical aspects
Robert LedeenRBHS-NJMSPPNledeenro@njms.rutgers.eduGM1 gangliosides in neurodegeneration. Role in motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Robert J. PandinaRU-NBCenter for Alcohol Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology and neuropsychology; Neuropsychological models of mental disorders; Assessment, treatment, and management of addictive disorders; Sports psychology; Alcohol and drug dependence longitudinal studies; Forensic psychology
Robin L. DavisRU-NBCell Bio & Sensory signaling and ontogeny, as related to molecular mechanisms that regulate auditory function
Rochel GelmanRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Developmental Psychology and Learning.
Roman Biophysical and cellular characterization of voltage-gated calcium channels
Ronald P. HartRU-NBCell Bio & iPSC to study mechanisms of neurogenesis and to model diseases of the human nervous system; stem cells
Sagar D KhareRU-NBChem & Chem structural determinants of enzymatic specificity and reactivity using computational protein design
Sergei Technology-assisted rehabilitation for neurological disorders/neuromuscular control of movement/ robotics and virtual reality
Sergei V. KotenkoRBHS-NJMSMMGkotenkse@njms.rutgers.eduCytokines and signaling
Shan Peripheral neuropathy, GBS/CIDP, myopathy, myasthenia gravis, and ALS
Shu Chan HsuRU-NBCell Bio & Molecular mechanisms of vesicle trafficking underlying synaptic development and function
Sidney B AuerbachRU-NBCell Bio & Serotonin and its role in depression
Smita Thakker-VariaRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) Neurotrophic factors and neuropeptides in neuronal development, traumatic brain injury and mental disorders, lateral fluid percussion and behavioral paradigms
Spencer KnappRU-NBChem & Chem synthetic organic chemistry, including the development of new synthetic methods and the synthesis of natural products
Stacey Organic synthesis, catalysis and medicinal chemistry
Stavroula SofouRU-NBChem & Biochem Engstavroula.sofou@rutgers.eduBiomembranes and Drug Delivery Systems
Stella ElkabesRBHS-NJMSNeurological Spinal cord injury (SCI), Glia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), neuropathic pain, neuronal and glial culture, motor function
Stephen José HansonDirector of Rutgers Brain Imaging Center-NewarkRUBIC, RU-N, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Computational Neuroimaging, Memory & Learning
Stephen Multiple sclerosis (clinical)
Stephen Epilepsy
Steven LevisonRBHS-NJMSPPNlevisosw@njms.rutgers.eduNeurodevelopment ; Neuroimmunology; Regeneration and Repair; Neural stem cells; Developmental Brain Disorders; Traumatic brain injury (TBI); Concussion; Stroke; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Cerebral Palsy; Brain Tumors; Biomaterials; Transplantation; astrocytes; oligodendrocytes; myelin; cytokines
Growth Factors
Steven SilversteinRBHS-RWJMSPsychiatrysilvers1@ubhc.rutgers.eduSchizophrenia, vision, retina, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and electroretinography (ERG)
Stuart CookRBHS-NJMSNeurologycooksd@njms.rutgers.eduMultiple sclerosis (clinical)
Suchismita RayRU-NBCenter for Alcohol neural mechanisms that underlie implicit and explicit memory processes in chronic cocaine smokers compared to high- and low-risk individuals by using cognitive experimental tasks and fMRI. Brain regions of interest and connectivity between brain regions; alcohol addiction; the dynamic relation between neural activation and cardiovascular modulation
Suhayl S. Multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology
Tara Vision rehabilitation through improvements in oculomotor behavior and functional MRI
Tara human genetics, computer science, statistical genetics, and bioinformatics; schizophrenia genes
Tasneem Parkinson?s Disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Tourette?s Syndrome, Ataxia, and Huntington?s Disease (clinical)
Teresa M. LeyroRU-NBPsychologytml124@rci.rutgers.eduClinical psychology; cognitive, affective and psychophysiological vulnerabilities associated with anxiety and substance use, with a focus on cigarette smoking
Teresa WoodRBHS-NJMSPPNwoodte@njms.rutgers.eduGrowth factors in CNS/PNS glial cells; multiple sclerosis, stroke, neural stem cells & progentitor cells; mTOR signaling
Tewodros (Teddy) AsefaRU-NBChem & Biochem Engtasefa@rci.rutgers.eduNanoparticles , Multifunctional Nanoporous and Mesoporous Materials for Drug-Delivery
Theodore children & adolescent psychiatry
Thomas Developing brain, developmental and acquired brain insults to the preterm and term infant and outcome of these insults
Thomas V. PapathomasRU-NBBiomed development of biologically relevant computational models of human brain function; vision and the brain
Tibor RohacsRBHS-NJMSPPNrohacsti@njms.rutgers.eduCellular/biophysical characterization of Trp ligand gated ion channels. Thermal, mechanical and pain sensing mechanisms
Timothy OttoRU-NBPsychology (SAS) biological basis of memory formation and storage in the mammalian brain; molecular biology; behavior
Tracey ShorsRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Neurogenesis; stress and sex differences in learning
Tracy TranRU-NBiological Guidance molecules & receptors (semaphorins)/development/synapse formation
Treena L. Nerve tissue regeneration utilizing stem cells
Trevor Dyson-HudsonRBHS-NJMSKessler spinal cord injury and rehabilitation
Troy A. RoepkeRU-NBAnimal Sciencesta.roepke@rutgers.eduEffect of environmental influences and stresses on neurophysiological functions controlled by the hypothalamus
Utz HerbigRBHS-NJMSMMGherbigut@njms.rutgers.eduTelomeres in aging and senescence
Vanessa H RouthRBHS-NJMSPPNrouthvh@njms.rutgers.eduCentral regulation of food intake, obesity, metabolic disorders, eating disorders, neurophysiology
Viji SanthakumarRBHS-NJMSPPNsanthavi@njms.rutgers.eduNeurophysiology underlying epilepsy, role of inflammation in TBI-induced epilepsy, cognitive deficits in epilepsy; brain injury, neuroimmune interactions, EEG, electrophysiology, hippocampal circuit, computational models, inhibition, interneuron, networks, oscillations, optogenetics, seizure
Vince systems and cognitive neuroscience, reward and motivation, neuroeconomics, behavioral electrophysiology, drug abuse, and computational models of behavior
Vineet ChitravanshiRBH-NJMSNeurological TBI, central regulation of blood pressure, cereberal blood flow
Virgil MuresanRBHS-NJMSPPNmuresavi@njms.rutgers.eduCellular mechanisms in Alzheimers disease, axonal transport mechanisms
William CraeliusRU-NBBiomed Proesthetics, neural recovery, arm paralysis due to stroke, brain injury and cerebral palsy
William G. Neurogenetics, ataxias, huntington disease, tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis
William G. WadsworthRBHS-RWJMSPathology & Lab Axon Guidance and Neurodevelopment, Extracellular Matrix, Developmental Genetics
William J. BeldenRU-NBAnimal molecular aspects of chromatin-remodeling and circadian rhythms
William W. Word recognition imaging with fMRI and magnetoencephalography
Wilma FriedmanRU-NBiological Neurotrophic factors & signaling
Wise YoungRU-NBCell Bio & neuroprotective, regenerative, and remyelinative therapies of spinal cord injury
Xiaobo Mathematical techniques to evaluate the structural and functional organization of brain using structural MRI/fMRI/DTI data
Xue Autism, autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorders (clinical/research)
Xumu ZhangRU-NBChem & Chem synthesis of biologically active compounds; biomimetic chemistry
Yana BrombergRU-NBBiochem & Micro (SEBS)yanab@rci.rutgers.educomputational method for annotating disease predisposition from genome variation data
Yannis AndroulakisRU-NBChem & Biochem Engyannis@rci.rutgers.eduSystems Biology, integrative modeling of signaling and gene expression, "functional physiomics"
Yuanxiang Pain, molecular mechanisms, epigenetic regulation
Yuli Fradkin Neurodevelopment, neurocircuits , genetics, fMRI , autism , bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
Zoia Molecular mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases; converging disease mechanisms; axonal transport; cell polarity
Zenon PylyshynRU-NBPsychology (SAS) Cognitive Psychology
Zhiping PangRBHS-RWJMSNeuro & Cell Bio (RBHS) neural basis of the regulation of feeding, satiety, metabolism and obesity; Modeling neuropsychiatric disorders using human neurons; neural stem cells.