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Molecular & Systems Neuroscience Faculty

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Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2024**

  • hbbradsh@indiana.edu
  • (812) 340-1270
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 116

Research Interests
cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Jonathon Crystal

Jonathon Crystal

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Associate Department Chair

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2024**

  • jcrystal@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2246
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 224

Research Interests
comparative cognition; episodic memory; metacognition; time perception; circadian rhythms; learning and memory; disorders of memory; Alzheimer's

Joseph Farley

Joseph Farley

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2024**

Research Interests
cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory; neurobiology of behavior; Excitable membranes/ion channels/cellular neurophysiology; neurobiology of nicotine abuse and addiction; molecular bases of signal transduction; computational models of neuronal excitability; neuroimmune disorders; neurodegeneration; hallucinogens

Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
electrophysiological; neuroanatomical; neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures, particularly with respect to the contributions of gonadal and stress hormones; Neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and behavioral analyses of animal models of autism; Secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Norbert Hajos

Norbert Hajos

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

Research Interests
cellular and system neuroscience; wiring principles of cortical networks, GABAergic interneurons, synaptic inhibition, circuit operation in neural networks, oscillatory activities in cortical structures; hippocampus, amygdala, prefrontal cortex; neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optogenetics

Andrea Hohmann

Andrea Hohmann

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

  • hohmanna@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0672
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 220

Research Interests
mechanisms of pain; novel pain therapies

Istvan Katona

Istvan Katona

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Naus Family Chair in Addiction Sciences

Research Interests
signaling pathways and brain circuits involved in substance abuse, the endocannabinoid system, synaptic plasticity, super-resolution imaging/microscopy

Cary Lai

Cary Lai

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Scholar, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

  • carylai@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-4998
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 150A

Research Interests
developmental neurobiology; the use of transgenic mouse models to study nervous system function

Hui-Chen Lu

Hui-Chen Lu

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

  • hclu@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-9663
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 122

Research Interests
development of neural circuitry; particularly in the neocortex; activity-dependent remodeling and mis-wiring in autism; dyslexia, schizophrenia, and congenital epilepsy; neuroprotective strategies

Kenneth Mackie

Kenneth Mackie

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2024**

Research Interests
regulation of CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling; regulation of endocannabinoid production; role of endocannabinoids in synaptic plasticity; novel cannabinoid receptors, medical device development

Ehren Newman

Ehren Newman

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2024**

Research Interests
systems neuroscience; learning and memory; circuits; high-density electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural rhythms; theta and gamma rhythms; acetylcholine; neuromodulation; neural information processing; modeling of neural circuits; computational neuroscience

Anne L. Prieto

Anne L. Prieto

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2024**

  • aprieto@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4642
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 222

Research Interests
molecular cellular basis of neuronal plasticity; learning and memory; functions of receptor tyrosine kinases in the central nervous system signal transduction; developmental neurobiology; neuronal and glial differentiation; functional roles of cell adhesion molecules and extracellular matrix proteins in morphogenesis