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Neuroscience Graduate Program at UCSF

Faculty

PIBS Graduate Programs

In addition to the 70 laboratories of Neuroscience Program faculty, Neuroscience students may carry out their thesis studies in any of the over 120 additional labs affiliated with Herbert W. Boyer Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS). PIBS is an umbrella entity comprising five separate graduate programs, created to give students access to the broadest possible range of research and to encourage interactions among faculty and students in different disciplines. PIBS sponsors many interdisciplinary activities designed to promote creative and interdisciplinary scientific research.

PIBS Faculty


The faculty who participate in the Neuroscience graduate program are listed below. You may find more information about any faculty member by clicking on their name.

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Katerina Akassoglou
Neurovascular Mechanisms of Inflammation and Tissue Repair

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Birth and Migration of New Neurons

Kaveh Ashrafi
Analysis of Genetic and Neuronal Networks that Regulate Fat Content

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Scott Baraban
Neurobiology of Epilepsy

Samuel Barondes
Biological Psychiatry

Allan Basbaum
The Neurobiological Basis of Pain and its Control

Kevin Bender
Mechanisms and Function of Neuromodulation

Michael Brainard
Sensorimotor Learning in the Song System

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Jonah Chan
Neuronal/Glial Interactions that Control Myelination

Edward Chang
Speech Mechanisms

Benjamin Cheyette
Signaling Scaffold Proteins in Development and Major Psychiatric Disorders

David Copenhagen
Synaptic Interactions in the Retina: Pathways and Mechanisms

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Graeme Davis
Synapse Formation, Growth and Plasticity

Allison Doupe
The Neural Basis of Vocal Learning in Songbirds

Felice Dunn
Anatomy and function of retinal circuits under normal and disease states

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Robert Edwards
The Synaptic Basis of Behavior

Pam England
Chemical Neurobiology: Ion Channel Structure-Function, Synaptic Plasticity

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Howard Fields
Neural Circuitry of Motivation

Steven Finkbeiner
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration

Loren Frank
Learning and Spatial Coding in the Hippocampal-Cortical Circuit

Ying-Hui Fu
Molecular Study of Human Sleep Behaviors

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Li Gan
Cellular and Molecular Pathways in Neurodegeneration

Adam Gazzaley
Neural Mechanisms of Attention and Memory

Su Guo
Stem Cells, Neural Circuitry andl Behavior

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Andrea Hasenstaub
Genetic, Cellular, Circuit, and Functional Organization of Auditory Cortex

Stephen Hauser
Neurogenetics and Neuroimmunology of Demyelinating Diseases

Jonathan Horton
Structural Basis of Amblyopia and Strabismus

Eric J. Huang
Transcriptional Programs in Neuronal Survival and Differentiation

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Lily Jan
Potassium Channels and Calcium-activated Chloride Channels

Yuh Nung Jan
Neuronal morphogenesis and circuit assembly

David Julius
The Molecular Biology of Nociception and Pain

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Cynthia Kenyon
The Biology of Cell Migration, Pattern Formation and Lifespan

Yuriy Kirichok
Electrical Signaling at the Mitochondrion in Health and Disease

Zachary Knight
Molecular Organization of Neural Systems

Anatol Kreitzer
Synaptic Plasticity and Circuit Function in the Basal Ganglia

Arnold R. Kriegstein
Neural Stem Cells and Embryonic Cortical Development

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Jeff Lansman
Biophysics of Mechanosensitive and Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels

Matthew LaVail
Inherited and Environmentally Induced Retinal Degenerations

Jon Levine
Signal Transduction and Second Messenger Signaling in Pain Sensory Neurons; CNS Pain Control Mechanisms: Neural-Endocrine Control of Inflammation

Stavros Lomvardas
Identification and Characterization of Stochastic Choices in the Nervous System

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Daniel L. Minor
Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Ion Channels and Ion Channel Regulation

Lennart Mucke
Neurobiology of Diseases Affecting Cognitive Functions

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Ken Nakamura
Mitochondrial Biology in Neurodegenerative Disease

Alexandra Nelson
The cellular and circuit mechanisms of movement disorders

Roger Nicoll
The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity

Linda Noble
Injury and Repair Mechanisms in the CNS

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Sam Pleasure
Control of Neural Stem Cell Fate and Migration in the Cortex

Stanley Prusiner
Molecular Biological, Genetic and Protein Structural Studies of Prion Disease


Louis Ptacek
Genetics and Biology of Human Nervous System Disorders

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Dorit Ron
Signal Transduction, Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction

Susanna Rosi
Brain Injury, Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Function

David Rowitch
Overlapping Mechanisms in CNS Development and Disease

John Rubenstein
Genetic Regulation of Forebrain Development

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Philip N. Sabes
Cortical mechanisms of sensorimotor integration and learning: measuring and manipulating large-scale neural circuits

Peter Sargent
Structure, Function and Regulation of Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Christoph Schreiner
Representation of Complex Signals in the Central Auditory System

William Seeley
Selective Vulnerability in Neurodegenerative Disease

Nirao Shah
Molecular and Neural Control of Sexually Dimorphic Behaviors

Vikaas Sohal
Information Processing in Cortical Microcircuits: Optogenetic Tools and Implications for Psychiatric Disease

David Sretavan
Axon Injury, Disease, and Novel Paradigms for Therapy

Matthew State
Genetics and genomics of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders

Philip Starr
Physiology of movement disorders in humans

Michael Stryker
Development and Plasticity of the Central Visual System

Raymond Swanson
Reactive oxygen species in neuronal signaling and disease

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Laurence Tecott
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Behavioral Traits

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Erik Ullian
Interactions between Neurons and Glia that are Required for the Proper Development and Function of the Nervous System

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Christian Vaisse
Genetics of Metabolic Diseases

Susan Voglmaier
Vesicle Trafficking and Neurotransmitter Release

Mark Von Zastrow
Linking Cell Signaling and Membrane Traffic

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Jennifer Whistler
GPCR trafficking and the regulation of responsiveness to drugs of abuse

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