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

Mark Albers

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

Mark Andermann

Circuit approaches to understanding selective processing of motivationally salient sensory stimuli

Matthew Anderson

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

Todd E. Anthony

Genetic dissection of neural circuits that control stress-induced behavioral states

Paola Arlotta

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

John Assad

Cognitive processing in mammalian brain

Brian Bacskai

Optical imaging in Alzheimer’s disease

Baker, Justin

Deep phenotyping in mental illness

Bruce Bean

Neuronal excitability and ion channel pharmacology

Bellono, Nicholas

Sensory biology and cell physiology

Larry Benowitz

Axonal development and reorganization

Sabina Berretta

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

Staci Bilbo

Microglia and immune molecules in brain and behavioral development, and implications for neurodevelopmental disorders

Vadim Bolshakov

Synaptic and Neuronal Network Mechanisms of Learned and Innate Fear

Richard Born

Neural Circuitry of Primate Visual Cortex

Xandra Breakefield

Neurogenetics of Human Disease

Emery N. Brown

Neural Signal Processing and Mechanisms of General Anesthesia

Joshua Buckholtz

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

Randy Buckner

Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Brain Genomics

Barak Caine

Behavioral Pharmacology of Stimulant Drugs and Brain Dopamine Systems

William Carlezon

Effects of stress and other experiences on motivated behavior

Sydney Cash

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

Constance Cepko

Development, degeneration, and circuitry of the vertebrate retina

Elena Chartoff

Molecular mechanisms of reward-related behavior

Chinfei Chen

Synaptic Plasticity in the CNS

Dong Feng Chen

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

Zheng-Yi Chen

Development, Function, and Disease State of the Inner Ear

E. Antonio Chiocca

The biology and experimental therapeutics of malignant brain tumors

Isaac Chiu

Neuro-immune Mechanisms of Pain and Inflammation

Adam Cohen

Optical electrophysiology and neuronal biophysics

Jonathan Cohen

Ligand-Gated Ion Channels: Structure and Function

Kathryn Commons

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

David Corey

Ion Channels in Neural Cell Membranes

Michael Crickmore

Neurobiology of motivational states

Charles Czeisler

Neurobiology of the Human Circadian Pacemaker

Sandeep Robert Datta

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

Benjamin de Bivort

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

Ulf Dettmer

Modeling protein dyshomeostasis in Parkinson's disease and exploring strategies to correct it

Michael Do

A Biophysical Approach to System Function

Min Dong

Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and botulinum neurotoxins

Jan Drugowitsch

Statistical computations and neuronal mechanisms underlying complex decisions and behavior under uncertainty

Catherine Dulac

Olfactory and Vomeronasal Systems Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology

Susan Dymecki

Developmental Neurobiology and Genetics

Florian Engert

Synaptic Plasticity

Elizabeth Engle

Cranial axon growth and guidance

Emad Eskandar

Role of the Basal Ganglia in Learning and Motivation

Michela Fagiolini

Experience-Dependent Neuronal Circuit Maturation and Plasticity

Mel Feany

Genetics of neurodegenerative disease

Fishell, Gord

The genetics, biochemistry and physiology of forebrain inhibition.

John Flanagan

Cell-Cell Signaling in Neural Development

Nadine Gaab

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.

Rachelle Gaudet

Structural Biology of Signaling and Transport Through Biological Membranes

Gwenaelle Geleoc

Functional development of sensory hair cells of the mammalian inner ear and gene therapy of Usher Syndrome

Samuel Gershman

Computational cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory.

David Ginty

The functional organization of neural circuits underlying the perception of touch

Lisa Goodrich

Development and organization of neural circuits underlying hearing and vision

Jesse Gray

How transcriptional networks rewire neuronal circuits

Michael E. Greenberg

Signaling networks that regulate synapse development

Anna Greka

Calcium signaling in health and disease

Chenghua Gu

Mechanisms of neuro-vascular interactions in the central nervous system

Penny Hallett

Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease, and testing neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapies

Christopher Harvey

Neural circuits underlying cognitive behaviors in mice

Corey Harwell

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cortical Circuit Assembly

Zhigang He

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Axon Guidance and Regeneration

Maxwell Heiman

Genetics of neuronal morphogenesis and connectivity in C. elegans

Jeffrey Holt

Sensory Transduction in Hair Cells of the Mammalian Inner Ear

Huh, Jun

Bacteria, immune cells and neurodevelopment

Bradley Hyman

Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Indzhykulian, Artur

Hair cell mechanotransduction, stereocilia bundle morphology and ultrastructure, AAV gene therapy for Usher Syndrome

Ole Isacson

Neuroprotection and Neuronal Repair in Neurodegenerative Disease

Pascal Kaeser

Architecture and plasticity of neurotransmitter release sites

Joshua Kaplan

Genetic analysis of synaptic transmission

Karmacharya, Rakesh

Neurobiology of disease: Chemical biology approaches in huan iPSC-derived neurons

Raymond Kelleher

Cognition and Cognitive Disorders; the Role of Translational Regulation

Khurana, Vikram

Genome and Proteome-Scale Dissection of Neurodegenerative Proteinopathy in Human Stem Cell Models

Kwang-Soo Kim

Molecular Mechanisms of Catecholaminergic-specific Gene Regulation

Isaac Kohane

Integrative genomics of cancer and development

Talia Konkle

Cognitive and neural architecture of high-level vision

Gabriel Kreiman

Visual object recognition: computational models and neurophysiological mechanisms

Sam Kunes

Nervous System Construction and Function

Louis Kunkel

Neurogenetics of Disease

Matt LaVoie

Neurobiology and protein biochemistry underlying Parkinson’s disease.

Wei-Chung Allen Lee

Structure, function, and development of neuronal networks

Maria Lehtinen

Neural stem cells and disease

Stephen Liberles

Internal and External Sensory Systems

Jeff Lichtman

Studies of synaptic circuitry and their rearrangements

Jonathan Lipton

Circadian rhythms and translational control in neurological diseases of the developing brain

Margaret Livingstone

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

Eng Lo

Mechanisms of Cell Death in Stroke and Trauma

Mary Loeken

Molecular Regulation of Neural Tube Development

Bradford Lowell

The neural basis for hunger

Kun Ping Lu

Molecular mechanisms and treatment of Alzheimer’s, neurotrauma and cancer

Qiufu Ma

The coding of pain versus itch

Jeffrey Macklis

Cortical Development and Regeneration

Evan Macosko

Genomic analyses of brain cell function and dysfunction

Joseph Majzoub

Hypothalamic gene function and regulation

Richard Masland

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

Venkatesh Murthy

Algorithms and Neural Circuits in Olfaction

Navarro, Victor

Neuroendocrine control of reproductive function and metabolism

Charles Nelson

Cognitive Neuroscience, Primarily Memory and Face Processing

Bence Ölveczky

Neurobiology of Motor Control

Orefice, Lauren

Development, function and dysfunction of the somatosensory system

David Paul

Intercellular Communication

Matthew Pecot

Molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of neural circuits.

Diego Pizzagalli

Neuroscience of human emotions and emotional disorders

Daniel Polley

Modulation and Plasticity of Auditory Processing

Wade Regehr

Synaptic Transmission and Dendritic Processing

Kerry Ressler

Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Neural Circuitry of Fear in Animals and Human Fear-Related Disorders

Dragana Rogulja

The genetic and neural basis of sleep in Drosophila

Paul Rosenberg

glutamate transporters, cell death, sleep/wake regulation

Bernardo Sabatini

Cellular and synaptic mechanisms of learning and development

Amar Sahay

Hippocampal circuit mechanisms underlying memory processing and regulation of mood

Mustafa Sahin

Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Epilepsy

Aravinthan Samuel

Sensory and Behavioral Neuroscience

Joshua Sanes

Synapse Formation

Clifford Saper

Hypothalamic circuitry controlling sleep and circadian rhythms

Thomas Scammell

Neural circuitry of sleep and sleep disorders

Clemens Scherzer

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

Alexander Schier

Developmental Genetics and Neurobiology

Thomas Schwarz

Genetics of Neuronal Cell Biology

Rosalind Segal

Molecular mechanisms of Proliferation and Survival in Neural development

Dennis Selkoe

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's and Parkinsons Diseases

Khalid Shah

Therapeutic and diagnostic stem cells for neurological disorders

Jie Shen

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

Simonyan, Kristina

Neurobiology of Speech Motor Control

Smirnakis, Stelios

Principles of Neural Circuit Function and Malfunction in Disease States such as Epilepsy, Autism and Stroke

Beth Stevens

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

Robert Stickgold

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

Rudolph Tanzi

Genetic and Molecular studies of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Naoshige Uchida

Neurobiology of decision-making

Hisashi Umemori

Synapse formation and refinement in the mammalian brain

Brian Wainger

How abnormal physiology contributes to motor and sensory diseases.

Christopher Walsh

Molecular Genetics of Cerebral Cortical Development

Charles Weitz

Molecular Biology of Mammalian Circadian Clocks

Ziv Williams

Human and primate social decision making, executive functioning and memory

Rachel Wilson

Neural computations and biophysical mechanisms underlying sensory processing and sensorimotor integration

Clifford Woolf

Adaptive and maladaptive plasticity in sensory and motor systems

Bruce Yankner

Molecular Genetics of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Gary Yellen

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

Junying Yuan

Mechanisms of Programmed Cell Death

Yun Zhang

Molecular Genetics of Neuroscience

Current PiN Faculty

Total Number of Faculty: 135

Men: 102 (76%)

Women: 33 (24%)



Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: 8

Boston Children's Hospital: 26

Brigham & Women's Hospital: 7

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: 2

Harvard Institutes of Medicine: 2

Harvard Medical School: 39

Harvard University: 19

Joslin Diabetes Center: 1

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: 4

Massachusetts General Hospital: 14

MIT: 1

McLean Hospital: 11

Schepens Eye Research Institute: 1

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