Research Rotations

A list of the Neuroscience Program faculty, with their contact information and a brief description of their research interests, is provided below. More details of faculty research and current laboratory rotation opportunities and projects can be found at the Graduate School faculty directory website.

 

Name Contact Location Research Summer
2022
 Fall   2022   Spring
2023
Srdjan D. Antic, M.D. antic@uchc.edu

860-679-8468

Main Building

E3052

Dendritic integration of synaptic inputs; dopaminergic modulation of dendritic excitability.  X X       X
Byoung-Il Bae, Ph.D. bbae@uchc.edu

860-679-8955

Main Building

L4075

We aim to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human cerebral cortical development.  X X X
Manuel Castro-Alamancos, Ph.D. mcastro@uchc.edu

860-679-7390

Main Building

E4041

Synaptic, cellular and network mechanisms involved in sensorimotor information transmission, coding and storage during motivated behaviors. X X X
Stephen J. Crocker, Ph.D. crocker@uchc.edu

860-679-8750

Main Building

E4054

Brain injury/repair; neurodegenerative diseases; neuroinflammation; myelin injury; neural stem cell differentiation; signal transduction; glia; matrix metalloproteinases/inhibitors. X X X
Breno Diniz, M.D., Ph.D. diniz@uchc.edu

860-679-2476

Main Building

L3091

How age-related changes in biological processes (the Pillars of Biological Aging) affect the development and outcomes of late-life mental and neuropsychiatric disorders and how it translates into the repurpose or development of novel interventions to treat and prevent these disorders across the lifespan. X X X
Rosaria Guzzo, PhD guzzo@uchc.edu

860-679-3026

Main Building

E4032

Epigenetic mechanisms underlying pluripotent stem cell differentiation, musculoskeletal development, and tissue homeostasis. X X X
George A. Kuchel, MD, FRCP, AGSF kuchel@uchc.edu

860-679-6796

ASB 2 Aging; neural regulation of bladder function; resilience and neural plasticity. X X X
Eric S. Levine, Ph.D. eslevine@uchc.edu

860-679-2145

Main Building

E3053

Synaptic plasticity; role of endogenous cannabinoids and nerve growth factors in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex. X X X
Yuanhao “James” Li, Ph.D. jali@uchc.edu

860-679-3836

Main Building

E3014

Development of the central nervous system; cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying formation of the mammalian cerebellum X X X
Leslie M. Loew, Ph.D. les@uchc.edu

860-679-3568

400 Farmington

1608

Morphological determinants of cell physiology; image-based computational models; spatial variations of cell membrane electrophysiology; new optical methods for probing living cells. X X X
Xin-Ming Ma, Ph.D. ma@uchc.edu

860-679-7957

Main Building

E4030

Uses Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons are using to study the mechanisms of the human psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia and cocaine addiction. Synaptogenesis and the plasticity of dendritic spines.
David Martinelli, PhD. davidmartinelli@uchc.edu

860-679-2271

Main Building

L4003

Genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and behavioral neuroscience in synaptic adhesion proteins and their role in neuropsychiatric disease. X X X
Royce Mohan, Ph.D. mohan@uchc.edu

860-679-2020

Main Building

L4023

Developing treatments for conditions and diseases of the eye that involve angiogenesis, fibrosis and gliosis. Developed first pharmacological probe of type III intermediate filaments (IFs), demonstrating the effective targeting of vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein by the natural product withaferin A. X X
Patrick Murphy, Ph.D. pamurphy@uchc.edu

860-679-282

Main Building

E3501

Unraveling the complex interplay between recruited immune cells and the endothelial lining of the vasculature in chronic inflammation, with a focus on alternative splicing and changes in the sub-endothelial matrix as critical determinants of that interaction. X X X
Timothy Spellman, Ph.D. tspellman@uchc.edu

860-679-8114

Main Building

L3077

Physiological substrates of executive functioning within higher-order association areas of the brain. X X X
Feliks (Ephraim) Trakhtenberg, Ph.D. trakhtenberg@uchc.edu

860-679-7819

Main Building

L4005

Neuroregeneration: Integrating molecular, genetic, bioinformatic, and translational approaches in studying neuronal development, towards engineering gene therapy and nanotechnology-based therapeutics for regenerating injured nerve/brain tissues and connections. X X X
Rajkumar Verma, PhD verma@uchc.edu

860-679-4552

Main Building

E5050

Stroke research, Drug target validation, behavioral pharmacology and neuroimmune interaction. X X X
Zhao-Wen Wang, Ph.D. zwwang@uchc.edu

860-679-7659

Main Building

L4017

Molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter release regulation, and molecular mechanisms of gap junction function, assembly and regulation using C. elegans as a model system. X X X
Ming Xu, PhD mixu@uchc.edu

860-679-4338

EM013 Discover novel interventions to slow down the aging process, and thereby alleviate a number of diseases simultaneously. X X X
Yulan Xiong. Ph.D. yxiong@uchc.edu

860-679-4116

L4087 Mechanisms underlying aging and neurodegenerative diseases, with specific emphasis on Parkinson’s disease (PD).  X X X
Riqiang Yan, Ph.D. riyan@uchc.edu

860-679-3527

L4040C Focuses on the study of how Alzheimer’s disease patients develop the pathologies in their brains and explores therapeutic treatment for this most common neurodegenerative disease. X X X
Lixia Yue, Ph.D. lyue@uchc.edu

860-679-3069

Main Building

EG024

Calcium signaling mechanism and its physiological/pathological functions in various systems. X X X