Research Interests

Faculty and Research

Marjorie A. Ariano, Professor of Neuroscience; Ph.D., UCLA, 1977. Molecular and cellular studies of dopamine receptors and their interaction with excitatory amino acids in Huntington's and Parkinson's disease.

Russell Dahl, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science and Neuroscience, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2004.  Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery research in neurodegeneration and addiction. 

Lise S. Eliot, Associate Professor of Neuroscience; Ph.D., Columbia, 1991. Plasticity and sex differences in brain and cognitive development.

Robert A. Marr, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Ph.D., McMaster, 1999. Gene transfer for the study of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

Daniel A. Peterson, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Otago (New Zealand), 1991. Regulation of adult neurogenesis, use of stem cells and gene therapy in brain repair.

Grace E. Stutzmann (Beth), Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., New York University, 1999. Role of intracellular Calcium in neuronal physiology and pathophysiology, particularly Alzheimer's disease and aging.

Anthony R. West, Associate Professor of Neuroscience; Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1997. Role of nitric oxide and dopamine interactions in Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia; electrophysiological and neurochemical studies of striatal neuron activity.

Marina E. Wolf, Professor and Chair of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Yale, 1986. Role of neuronal plasticity in drug addiction; interactions between dopamine and glutamate receptors.