PiN Faculty Members - Alphabetical Listing

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


Albers, Mark

Physiological Function and the Pathogenic Actions of Genes Implicated in Neurodegenerative Diseases
 

Andermann, Mark

Motivational influences on cortical networks underlying attention, learning and memory of sensory cues
 

Anderson, Matthew

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Epilepsy, Autism, and Postnatal Circuit Development
 

Arlotta, Paola

Investigation of the molecular mechanisms governing development and reprogramming of neuronal subtypes in the mammalian cerebral cortex.
 

Assad, John

Visual Processing in Primates
 

Bacskai, Brian

Optical imaging in Alzheimer’s disease
 

Bean, Bruce

Neuronal excitability and ion channel pharmacology
 

Benes, Francine

Neural Circuitry in Schizophrenia
 

Benowitz, Larry

Axonal development and reorganization
 

Berretta, Sabina

Extracellular matrix/neuron/glia interactions in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
 

Bolshakov, Vadim

Mechanisms of Central Synaptic Transmission
 

Born, Richard

Neural Circuitry of Primate Visual Cortex
 

Breakefield, Xandra

Neurogenetics of Human Disease
 

Brown, Emery

Neural Signal Processing and Mechanisms of General Anesthesia
 

Buckholtz, Joshua

Neuroscience and Genetics of Human Variation in Reward and Self-Control
 

Buckner, Randy

Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Brain Genomics
 

Caine, Barak

Behavioral Pharmacology of Stimulant Drugs and Brain Dopamine Systems
 

Carlezon, William

Gene Expression in the Brain and Motivated Behavior
 

Cash, Sydney

Multi-modal, multiscalar studies of human neurophysiology from single neurons to neuronal ensembles.
 

Cepko, Constance

Development, degeneration, and circuitry of the vertebrate retina
 

Chartoff, Elena

Molecular mechanisms of reward-related behavior
 

Chen, Chinfei

Synaptic Plasticity in the CNS
 

Chen, Dong Feng

Neural differentiation, regeneration and stem cell regulation in the brain and eye
 

Chen, Zheng-Yi

Development, Function, and Disease State of the Inner Ear
 

Chiocca, E. Antonio

The biology and experimental therapeutics of malignant brain tumors
 

Chiu, Isaac

Neuro-immune Mechanisms of Pain and Inflammation
 

Clapham, David

Physiology, with an emphasis on ion channels, signal transduction, and imaging
 

Cohen, Jonathan

Ligand-Gated Ion Channels: Structure and Function
 

Commons, Kathryn

Understanding the contribution of central serotonin neurotransmission to behavior and psychopathology.
 

Corey, David

Ion Channels in Neural Cell Membranes
 

Cowan, Christopher

Behavioral and synaptic plasticity in neuropsychiatric disorders; mechanisms of axon guidance and synapse elimination in autism
 

Cox, David

Biological and computational underpinnings of visual processing
 

Crickmore, Michael

Neurobiology of motivational states
 

Czeisler, Charles

Neurobiology of the Human Circadian Pacemaker
 

Datta, Sandeep

Functional and Behavioral Interrogation of Neural Circuits in the Mammalian Olfactory System
 

de Bivort, Benjamin

Characterizing the molecular, neural circuit and ecological underpinnings of behavioral diversity in fruit flies.
 

Do, Michael

A Biophysical Approach to System Function
 

Dulac, Catherine

Olfactory and Vomeronasal Systems Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology
 

Dymecki, Susan

Developmental Neurobiology and Genetics
 

Engert, Florian

Synaptic Plasticity
 

Engle, Elizabeth

Cranial axon growth and guidance
 

Eskandar, Emad

Role of the Basal Ganglia in Learning and Motivation
 

Fagiolini, Michela

Experience-Dependent Neuronal Circuit Maturation and Plasticity
 

Feany, Mel

Genetics of neurodegenerative disease
 

Flanagan, John

Cell-Cell Signaling in Neural Development
 

Gaab, Nadine

Identification of pre-markers of developmental dyslexia (DD) in the pre-reading and infant brain and the identification of the underlying neural mechanism of comorbidity of DD and ADHD.
 

Gaudet, Rachelle

Structural Biology of Signaling and Transport Through Biological Membranes
 

Ginty, David

The development, organization, and functions of sensory neurons that mediate touch.
 

Goodrich, Lisa

Molecular genetic dissection of auditory circuit assembly and inner ear morphogenesis
 

Gray, Jesse

How transcriptional networks rewire neuronal circuits
 

Greenberg, Michael

Signaling networks that regulate synapse development
 

Greka, Anna

Calcium signaling in health and disease
 

Gu, Chenghua

Elucidate interactions between vascular and nervous systems
 

Harvey, Christopher

Neural circuits underlying cognitive behaviors in mice
 

Harwell, Corey

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cortical Circuit Assembly
 

He, Zhigang

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Axon Guidance and Regeneration
 

Heiman, Maxwell

Genetics of neuronal morphogenesis and connectivity in C. elegans
 

Hensch, Takao

Critical Period Mechanisms of Experience-Dependent Brain Development
 

Holt, Jeffrey

Sensory Transduction in Hair Cells of the Mammalian Inner Ear
 

Hyman, Bradley

Alzheimer’s Disease Research
 

Isacson, Ole

Neuroprotection and Neuronal Repair in Neurodegenerative Disease
 

Jensen, Frances

Age-Dependent Mechanisms of Perinatal Brain Injury
 

Kaeser, Pascal

Architecture and plasticity of neurotransmitter release sites
 

Kaplan, Joshua

Genetic analysis of synaptic transmission
 

Kelleher, Raymond

Cognition and Cognitive Disorders; the Role of Translational Regulation
 

Kim, Kwang-Soo

Molecular Mechanisms of Catecholaminergic-specific Gene Regulation
 

Kohane, Isaac

Integrative genomics of cancer and development
 

Kravitz, Edward

Behavioral genetic studies of aggression in Drosophila
 

Kreiman, Gabriel

Visual object recognition: computational models and neurophysiological mechanisms
 

Kunes, Sam

Nervous System Construction and Function
 

Kunkel, Louis

Neurogenetics of Disease
 

Lampson, Lois

Immunobiology of the Nervous System and its Tumors
 

LaVoie, Matthew

Neurobiology and protein biochemistry underlying Parkinson’s disease.
 

Lehtinen, Maria

Neural stem cells and disease
 

Liberles, Stephen

Molecular Biology of Instinctive Animal Behavior
 

Lichtman, Jeff

Studies of synaptic circuitry and their rearrangements
 

Livingstone, Margaret

Visual perception, object recognition, higher cognitive functions, vision and art
 

Lo, Eng

Mechanisms of Cell Death in Stroke and Trauma
 

Loeken, Mary

Molecular Regulation of Neural Tube Development
 

Lowell, Bradford

The neural basis for hunger
 

Lu, Kun Ping

Molecular mechanisms and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and cancer
 

Ma, Qiufu

The coding of pain versus itch
 

Macklis, Jeffrey

Neo-Cortical Development and Cellular Transplantation
 

Majzoub, Joseph

Hypothalamic gene function and regulation
 

Makino, Clint

Physiological Studies of Phototransduction and Light Adaptation
 

Maratos-Flier, Eleftheria

Hypothalamic regulation of central and systemic function related to energy balance
 

Masland, Richard

Functional Organization of the Retina
 

Murthy, Venkatesh

Neural circuits mediating olfactory processing in mammals
 

Nelson, Charles

Cognitive Neuroscience, Primarily Memory and Face Processing
 

Ölveczky, Bence

Neurobiology of Motor Control
 

Paul, David

Intercellular Communication
 

Pecot, Matthew

Molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of neural circuits.
 

Piao, Xianhua

Cell-extracellular matrix interaction in brain development and malformation
 

Pizzagalli, Diego

Neuroscience of human emotions and emotional disorders
 

Polley, Daniel

Modulation and Plasticity of Auditory Processing
 

Pomeroy, Scott

Growth Factor Regulation of Neural Development and Oncogenesis
 

Rabkin, Samuel

HSV Vectors for Cancer Therapy
 

Regehr, Wade

Synaptic Transmission and Dendritic Processing
 

Robertson, Edwin

Human Memory Processing and Brain State
 

Rogulja, Dragana

The genetic and neural basis of sleep in Drosophila
 

Rosenberg, Paul

glutamate transporters, cell death, sleep/wake regulation
 

Rudolph, Uwe

Genetic dissection of inhibitory modulation in the central nervous system
 

Sabatini, Bernardo

Cellular and synaptic mechanisms of learning and development
 

Sahay, Amar

Adult hippocampal neurogenesis, cognition and affective behaviors
 

Sahin, Mustafa

Cellular Mechanism(s) of Axon Guidance
 

Samuel, Aravinthan

Sensory and Behavioral Neuroscience
 

Sanes, Joshua

Synapse Formation
 

Saper, Clifford

Hypothalamic circuitry controlling sleep and circadian rhythms
 

Scherzer, Clemens

Translational Genomics of Parkinson’s Disease: Cause, Cures, Diagnostics
 

Schier, Alexander

Developmental Genetics and Neurobiology
 

Schwarz, Thomas

Genetics of Neuronal Cell Biology
 

Segal, Rosalind

Molecular mechanisms of Proliferation and Survival in Neural development
 

Selkoe, Dennis

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's and Parkinsons Diseases
 

Shah, Khalid

Therapeutic and diagnostic stem cells for neurological disorders
 

Shen, Jie

Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
 

Stevens, Beth

Neuron-Glia Interactions During Development and Disease; Synapse Development and Plasticity; Neuro-Immune Interactions
 

Stickgold, Robert

Role of sleep in memory and emotional processing in healthy subjects, schizophrenia, autism, and PTSD
 

Strichartz, Gary

Molecular Pharmacology of Excitable Membranes
 

Tanzi, Rudolph

Genetic and Molecular studies of Neurodegenerative Diseases
 

Uchida, Naoshige

Neurobiology of decision-making
 

Umemori, Hisashi

Synapse formation and refinement in the mammalian brain
 

Van Vactor, David

Neuronal Pathfinding and Synaptogenesis
 

Walsh, Christopher

Molecular Genetics of Cerebral Cortical Development
 

Weitz, Charles

Molecular Biology of Mammalian Circadian Clocks
 

Wilson, Rachel

Mechanisms of Sensory Processing
 

Wolfe, Michael

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutic Approaches
 

Woolf, Clifford

Adaptive and maladaptive plasticity in sensory and motor systems
 

Yankner, Bruce

Molecular Genetics of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders
 

Yellen, Gary

Neuronal metabolism and excitability; Fluorescent biosensor imaging; K-ATP channels and anti-epilepsy mechanisms
 

Yuan, Junying

Mechanisms of Programmed Cell Death
 

Zhang, Yun

Molecular Genetics of Neuroscience
 

Current PiN Faculty

Total Number of Faculty: 128


Men: 97 (76%)

Women: 31 (24%)

 

Locations:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: 8

Boston Children's Hospital: 27

Brigham & Women's Hospital: 13

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: 2

Harvard University: 17

Harvard Medical School: 32

Massachusetts General Hospital: 14

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: 4

McLean Hospital: 10

Schepens Eye Research Institute: 1



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