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The research interests of some faculty members focus on the nervous system. Students have opportunities to investigate neural function in normal and disease states, and to address problems at different levels ranging from the regulation of nervous system genes to central nervous system mechanisms controlling arm movement in the intact animal.

Research programs include study of development, transplantation, demyelinating diseases, recovery of function following peripheral and central nervous system injury and stroke, motor and cognitive defects associated with HIV, neurophysiological, behavioral and molecular measures of early development, central mechanisms of hearing, neurotransmitters and plasticity. Numerous state-of-the-art methodologies are employed, including DNA micro-array technology, molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, immunohistochemical labeling, FT-IR microspectroscopy, electron and confocal microscopy and multi-electrode array brain recording.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018