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

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

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

Visual Processing in Primates
 

Brian Bacskai

Optical imaging in Alzheimer’s disease
 

Bruce Bean

Neuronal excitability and ion channel pharmacology
 

Francine Benes

Neural Circuitry in Schizophrenia
 

Larry Benowitz

Axonal development and reorganization
 

Sabina Berretta

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

Vadim Bolshakov

Mechanisms of Central Synaptic Transmission
 

Richard Born

Neural Circuitry of Primate Visual Cortex
 

Xandra Breakefield

Neurogenetics of Human Disease
 

Emery 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
 

David Clapham

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

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
 

Christopher Cowan

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

David Cox

Biological and computational underpinnings of visual processing
 

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.
 

Michael Do

A Biophysical Approach to System Function
 

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
 

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
 

David Ginty

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

Lisa Goodrich

Molecular genetic dissection of auditory circuit assembly and inner ear morphogenesis
 

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
 

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
 

Takao Hensch

Critical Period Mechanisms of Experience-Dependent Brain Development
 

Jeffrey Holt

Sensory Transduction in Hair Cells of the Mammalian Inner Ear
 

Bradley Hyman

Alzheimer’s Disease Research
 

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
 

Raymond Kelleher

Cognition and Cognitive Disorders; the Role of Translational Regulation
 

Kwang-Soo Kim

Molecular Mechanisms of Catecholaminergic-specific Gene Regulation
 

Isaac Kohane

Integrative genomics of cancer and development
 

Edward Kravitz

Behavioral genetic studies of aggression in Drosophila
 

Gabriel Kreiman

Visual object recognition: computational models and neurophysiological mechanisms
 

Sam Kunes

Nervous System Construction and Function
 

Louis Kunkel

Neurogenetics of Disease
 

Lois Lampson

Immunobiology of the Nervous System and its Tumors
 

Matt LaVoie

Neurobiology and protein biochemistry underlying Parkinson’s disease.
 

Maria Lehtinen

Neural stem cells and disease
 

Stephen Liberles

Internal and External Sensory Systems
 

Jeff Lichtman

Studies of synaptic circuitry and their rearrangements
 

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 treatments of Alzheimer's disease and cancer
 

Qiufu Ma

The coding of pain versus itch
 

Jeffrey Macklis

Cortical Development and Regeneration
 

Joseph Majzoub

Hypothalamic gene function and regulation
 

Clint Makino

Physiological Studies of Phototransduction and Light Adaptation
 

Eleftheria Maratos-Flier

Hypothalamic regulation of central and systemic function related to energy balance
 

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

Neural circuits mediating olfactory processing in mammals
 

Charles Nelson

Cognitive Neuroscience, Primarily Memory and Face Processing
 

Bence Ölveczky

Neurobiology of Motor Control
 

David Paul

Intercellular Communication
 

Matthew Pecot

Molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of neural circuits.
 

Xianhua Piao

Cell-extracellular matrix interaction in brain development and malformation
 

Diego Pizzagalli

Neuroscience of human emotions and emotional disorders
 

Daniel Polley

Modulation and Plasticity of Auditory Processing
 

Scott Pomeroy

Growth Factor Regulation of Neural Development and Oncogenesis
 

Samuel Rabkin

HSV Vectors for Cancer Therapy
 

Wade Regehr

Synaptic Transmission and Dendritic Processing
 

Kerry Ressler

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

Edwin Robertson

Human Memory Processing and Brain State
 

Dragana Rogulja

The genetic and neural basis of sleep in Drosophila
 

Paul Rosenberg

glutamate transporters, cell death, sleep/wake regulation
 

Uwe Rudolph

Genetic dissection of inhibitory modulation in the central nervous system
 

Bernardo Sabatini

Cellular and synaptic mechanisms of learning and development
 

Amar Sahay

Adult hippocampal neurogenesis, cognition and affective behaviors
 

Mustafa Sahin

Cellular Mechanism(s) of Axon Guidance
 

Aravinthan Samuel

Sensory and Behavioral Neuroscience
 

Joshua Sanes

Synapse Formation
 

Clifford Saper

Hypothalamic circuitry controlling sleep and circadian rhythms
 

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
 

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
 

Gary Strichartz

Molecular Pharmacology of Excitable Membranes
 

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
 

David Van Vactor

Neuronal Pathfinding and Synaptogenesis
 

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

Mechanisms of Sensory Processing
 

Michael Wolfe

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutic Approaches
 

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%)

 

Locations:

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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