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Laboratories associated with the Neurobiology track investigate the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that underpin how the brain and body grow, sense the world around them, and ultimately create behavior. Current research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms related to drug addiction, mood disorders, neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, brain development, sexual differentiation, and language production and learning and memory.

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Identifying druggable targets for treating addiction

Assistant Professor
Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Gut microbiota and synaptic communication

Associate Professor
Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Neurobiology of appetite adjustment

Associate Professor
School of Neuroscience

Brain development and emotional dysfunction

Associate Professor
VCOM, Center for One Health Research

Novel therapeutics for neurological disorders

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Neuronal representation of space and time

Assistant Professor
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Synaptic Function

Professor
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptogenesis

Associate Professor
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences

Cellular signaling pathways of energy metabolism

Associate Professor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Genetic and neurological basis of body weight control

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Molecular mechanisms driving chronic pain

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Resilience to stress and mood disorders

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Neural circuits of motivation and attention

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Assistant Professor
Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Molecular and cellular biology of memory formation

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Molecular mechanisms of circadian biology

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Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Animal models of altered brain maturation

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Neuronal circuitry of thermoregulation

Associate Professor
School of Neuroscience

Astrocyte function in health and disease

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

Mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration

Assistant Professor
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Neural circuit mechanisms and stress neurobiology

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Consequences of acute and chronic brain injury

Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Epigenetic networks in development and disease