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

Effects of stress and other experiences on 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

Mechanisms of neuro-vascular interactions in the central nervous system

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

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

Cortical Development and Regeneration

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

McCarroll, Steven

Human genome variation, schizophrenia, and the molecular biology of neurons and microglia

Megason, Sean

Development of the spinal cord and inner ear using in toto imaging in zebrafish

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

Williams, Ziv

Human and primate social decision making, executive functioning and memory

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%)



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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