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T32 Program Mentors

 

Name/DegreesRankPrimary Appt/CollegeRoleResearch Interests
Bauer, Russell, PhD, ABPP
Professor
Clinical & Health Psychology/ Cognitive Neuroscience
PHHP
MentorHippocampal contributions to spatial memory, and structure-function relationships in memory
Borchelt, David, PhDProfessor
Neuroscience
COM
MentorMolecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease; Mutant proteins; transgenic mouse models, novel therapeutic approaches
Bowers, Dawn, PhD, ABPP
Professor
Clinical & Health Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience
PHHP
MentorApathy, depression and cognitive subtypes in Parkinson disease; face digitizing, ERP, psychophysiology, NIR; clinical-cognitive interventions
Christou, Evangelos, PhD
Associate ProfessorApplied Physiology & Kinesiology
HHP
MentorNeuromuscular mechanisms of motor output variability and movement accuracy
Cohen, Ron, PhD, ABPP
Professor
Neuroscience, Neurology & Psychiatry
COM
MentorHealth comorbidities, risky behavior, neuroimaging
Ding, Mingzhou, PhDJ. Crayton Pruitt Family ProfessorBiomedical Engineering
ENG
MentorAdvanced signal processing, methods for analysis of oscillatory neural networks & multivariate neurobiological data
Fuller, David, PhDProfessor
PT/Rehab Science
PHHP
MentorNeuroplasticity, respiratory control
Golde, Todd, MD, PhD
Professor
Neuroscience
COM
Mentor,
Co-Director
Biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimers) . Translational research, intervention targets
Gunduz, Ayesegul, PhDAssistant ProfessorBioengineering
ENG
MentorNeuromodulation; Real time modulation of EEG/single cell; Closed system DBS
Hass, Chris, PhDAssociate ProfessorApplied Physiology & Kinesiology
HHP
MentorLocomotion and balance in in Parkinson disease; Efficacy of physical interventions (tai chi, exercise, split treadmill) for disease progression
Habibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorNeuroscience
COM
MentorMolecular mechanisms of dopamine transporter; biophysical regulation of DAT
Lang, Peter, PhDGraduate Research Professor
Clinical & Health Psychology /Emotion Neuroscience
PHHP
MentorNeural mechanism of emotion and attention; Anxiety and phobic disorders; ERP, fMRI, and psychophysiology
Lewis, Jada, PhDAssociate ProfessorNeuroscience
COM
MentorTesting novel siRNA therapeutics against alpha-synuclein; generating constitutive and inducible model systems for the study of proteins, cellular pathways
Li, Yuqing, PhDProfessorNeurology
COM
MentorBasal ganglia function/dysfunction; neural plasticity; transgenic mouse and worm models. Dystonia, Parkinson's disease, Restless Leg
Mareci, Thomas, PhDProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
COM
MentorNeuroimaging, with focus on DTI; methods development
Mitchell, Gordon, MDProfessorPT/Rehabilitation Science
PHHP
MentorNeuroplasticity in respiratory motor control
Notterpek, Lucia, PhDNeely Professor & ChairNeuroscience
COM
MentorSubcellular changes associated with age-related and disease associated myelin degeneration; optimization of lipid nanoparticles
Okun, Michael, MDAdelaide Lackner Professor & Chair
Neurology
COM
Mentor,
Co-Director
Movement Disorders treatment, brain stimulation effects behavior, mood, cognition; Parkinson disease, Tourettes, computational modeling
Price, Catherine, PhDPaul Satz Associate ProfessorClinical & Health Psychology/ Cognitive Neuroscience
PHHP
MentorCognitive subtypes in Parkinson disease; DTI and biomarkers. Post-operative cognitive change.
Ranum, Laura, PhDProfessorMolecular Genetics & Microbiology
COM

Director, Center for Neurogenetics
MentorHuman genetics and molecular mechanisms of ataxia, mouse models of expansion protein repeats; ALS and ataxia
Vaillancourt, David, PhD ProfessorApplied Physiology & Kinesiology
HHP
Mentor
Director (MPI)
Functional and structural brain deficits in movement disorders using neuroimaging (DTI, fMRI). Longitudinal changes
Vandenborne, Krista, PhDProfessor and ChairPT/Rehab Science
PHHP
MentorMRS/MRI studies of muscle function in human and animal models; Use of gene transfer and exercise as therapeutic interventions