George Perry, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientist of the Brain Health Consortium, and is the Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology. Dr. Perry’s lab is interested in the formation and consequences of Alzheimer’s disease. The lab focuses on oxidative stress as a mechanism underlying Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Fidel Santamaria is an Associate Professor in the College of Sciences. Dr. Santamaria's research uses theoretical and experimental approaches to understand how the cerebellum processes and stores information. He uses computational algorithms to model the function of Purkinje cells and compares them to data obtained from neurons.
Dr. Amina Qutub is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Qutub's research focuses on systems biology, neurovasculature regeneration, and computational modeling. Her lab studies how human cells communicate during growth in order to use this information to impact human health.
Mental health and functional recovery among service members and veterans returning from warzones is a major public health priority. Dr. Morissette’s lab conducts longitudinal research to understand predictors of longterm functional trajectories among veterans. Her research emphasizes identifying modifiable predictors of, and understanding the complex relationships between, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictive behaviors, traumatic brain injury, and other comorbidities, with the aim of empirically informing clinical interventions. Dr. Morissette’s lab also conducts clinical trials of novel PTSD treatments.