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Neurobiology Ph.D. Program




Program faculty employ a wide range of research approaches and techniques that span the spectrum of the field, from molecular to cognitive neuroscience. Our highly interactive and diverse faculty maintain research programs with strengths in the following:

Addiction, Motivation, and Reward

• Isabel Muzzio • Carlos Paladini • Matthew Wanat

Computational Neuroscience

•  Fidel Santamaria • Francesco Savelli • Todd Troyer • Charles Wilson

Neural Circuits and Behavior

• Alfonso Apicella • Anthony Burgos-Robles • Jenny Hsieh • Lindsey Macpherson • Carlos Paladini • Fidel Santamaria • Francesco Savelli • Todd Troyer • Nicole Wicha • Charles Wilson

Stem Cells, Neurodegeneration, and Brain Health

• Melanie Carless • Jenny Hsieh • Hyoung-gon Lee • Annie Lin • Asif Maroof • George Perry

  • motor neurons
  • bird song
  • pyramidal cells
  • dopamine release