Alonzo Andrews, BCBA
Alonzo Andrews supports the UTSA Autism Research Center, located at the downtown campus. His research focuses on the assessment of verbal behavior and applied interventions to address indiscriminate responding and inconspicuous stimulus control.
Alfonso Apicella, Ph.D.
Taposh Banerjee, Ph.D.
The Banerjee lab's research focuses in the areas of Statistical Signal Processing and Machine Learning. Specifically, Dr. Banerjee and his team are interested in developing theory and algorithms in sequential analysis and high-dimensional statistics with applications to biology, medicine, cyber-physical systems, and data science.
Doug E. Frantz, Ph.D.
Dr. Frantz uses medicinal chemistry to understand the nervous system in normal and diseased states. His lab is developing new drugs and small molecules to prevent and treat neuropathic pain and other brain disorders.
Gary Gaufo, Ph.D.
Dr. Gaufo’s lab studies early developmental patterning in vertebrate embryos. By applying developmental principles, his lab hopes to enhance strategies to promote brain regeneration.
Edward Golob, Ph.D.
Dr. Golob’s lab explores fundamental brain processes in the auditory system that support spatial cognition, attention and working memory, and perception and action. His lab also studies normal aging and age-related cognitive disorders.
Brian P. Hermann, Ph.D.
Dr. Hermann’s laboratory studies the biology of adult stem cells. His lab uses cutting-edge genomics techniques to study mechanisms of spermatogonial stem cell development which could be applied to address male infertility.
Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.
Dr. Hsieh’s lab focuses on mechanisms that regulate neurogenesis in the mammalian brain. The lab studies health conditions by using human induced pluripotent stem cells and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology as approaches to understand mechanisms underlying brain disorders.
Yufei Huang, Ph.D.
Dr. Huang uses computational tools and statistical methods to perform high throughput analysis of the genome. His lab also develops brain machine interface approaches to help characterize the function of the brain.
David B. Jaffe, Ph.D.
Dr. Jaffe's lab focuses on how individual neurons and neuronal networks process information. His work focuses on two areas of the nervous system. First, on the hippocampal formation, a region of the brain important for the acquisition and consolidation of declarative information (i.e. facts and events) and one that is impacted early in Alzheimer’s disease. Second, his lab is interested in the transmission of pain information through the dorsal root ganglion into the spinal cord.
Hyoung-gon Lee, Ph.D.
Dr. Lee’s research is focused on the understanding of the pathological mechanisms underlying the selective neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Current research in his lab focuses on the pathological role of neuronal cell cycle re-entry and energy metabolism in AD and peripheral neuropathy.
Asif Mirza Maroof, Ph.D.
Dr. Maroof's lab studies the molecular and physiological aspects of cellular dysfunction that occur in the brain with aging, injury, or disease. His lab uses human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Marcelo Marucho, Ph.D.
Dr. Marcelo Marucho is a biophysics professor in the Department of Physics. His laboratory research centers on the elucidation of the biophysical mechanisms underlying the stability, bundling formation and propagation of electrical signals along cytoskeleton filaments in normal and pathological conditions. This characterization is aimed to provide an unprecedented molecular understanding of why and how age and inheritance conditions induce dysfunction and malformation in cytoskeleton filaments associated with a variety of muscular, degenerative, and deafness diseases.
John R. McCarrey, Ph.D.
Research in Dr. McCarrey’s lab is centered on the development, differentiation, and epigenetic regulation of mammalian germ cells and stem cells. The lab uses epigenomics approaches such as genome-wide methylation and transcriptome analysis.
Stan McHardy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research
Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.
Dr. Sandra Morissette is Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department Psychology, and Director of the Trauma Health Research In Veterans Experiences (THRIVE) laboratory. Her research focuses on military health psychology, with a particular emphasis on PTSD, addictive behaviors, and functional recovery and impairment related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in post-9/11 veterans.
Isabel A. Muzzio, Ph.D.
Dr. Muzzio’s research focuses on the variables that affect spatial navigation and episodic memory - events occurring in specific contexts at particular times. Specifically, her lab investigates the effects of emotion on memory processes, the impact of sleep deprivation on learning, and the neural and cognitive changes associated with aging and navigation.
Carlos A. Paladini, Ph.D.
The Paladini lab investigates the cellular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms by which inputs to dopamine neurons influence their activity, and how they are changed in various disease states, such as in drug addiction, psychiatric diseases, and Parkinson’s disease. His lab uses light-sensitive opsins to selectively manipulate brain circuits.
George Perry, Ph.D.
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.
John Quarles, Ph.D.
Christopher R. Rathbone, Ph.D.
The Rathbone lab is interested in developing cell-based therapies for traumatic injuries. His lab specializes in stem cell-based approaches to promote tissue regeneration.
Fidel Santamaria, Ph.D.
Dr. Santamaria 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.
Alicia Swan, Ph.D.
The Swan lab focuses on outcomes associated with traumatic brain injury. This includes understanding the emergence and/or severity of post-concussive symptoms following TBI as well as developing and testing multimodal rehabilitative strategies that reduce or eliminate those symptoms. In particular, sensory conditions (e.g., hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness), cognitive problems, and multimorbidity are of the most interest.
Todd W. Troyer, Ph.D.
Research in the Troyer lab focuses on the question of how neural activity is coordinated within neural circuits to produce behavior. His lab studies songbird and mouse vocalization to understand how the brain orchestrates activity on multiple timescales to produce a complex sequence of actions.
Gabriela Uribe, Ph.D.
The Romero lab uses biomedical engineering approaches to understand the function of the brain in normal and disease states. She uses magnetic nanoparticles to non-invasively turn ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ specific neurons which can be applied to the nervous system in health and disease.
Matthew Wanat, Ph.D.
Dr. Wanat's research focuses on the neural circuits that control reward-seeking actions as well as the avoidance of aversive outcomes. The lab employs a diverse array of experimental techniques, including fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and fiber photometry.
Nicole Y. Wicha, Ph.D.
Dr. Wicha studies the neurobiology of human language. Her research covers a wide age range from children to older adults. Her current research focuses on the neural mechanisms supporting the bilingual brain, including language comprehension and math cognition.
Charles J. Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilson’s lab studies the circuitry and neurons of the basal ganglia, a structure that becomes dysfunctional in Parkinson’s Disease. His lab uses intracellular recording, fluorescence microscopy, and computer simulations to study basal ganglia neurons.
JingYong Ye, Ph.D.
Dr. Ye’s research covers a wide range of areas in biomedical optics and nanobiotechnology, with special emphasis on the development of cutting-edge ultrasensitive and ultrafast laser-based technologies and methodologies to address critical issues at the frontier of biomedical science and technology.