Neuroscience Research
Neuroscience research at RFUMS includes investigations into:
  • Molecular approaches towards the treatment of deafness,imbalance, and vision (Michelle Hastings)
  • Recruitment of adult endogenous stem cells to generate replacement neurons for brain repair (Dan Peterson)
  • The role of glutamate receptor trafficking in addiction-related plasticity using rodent models of cocaine addiction to examine glutamate receptor redistribution following invivo treatments (Marina Wolf)
  • The role of the amygdala in mediating the influence of emotion on behavior, memory, learning, and psychiatric disorders (J. Amiel Rosenkranz)
  • How changes in dopamine neuron activity contribute to drug addiction liability (Michela Marinelli)
  • The cellular mechanisms underlying age-dependent modulation of cortical activity, and its relevance to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia (Kuei Tseng)
  • How neural networks process information, store memory, and generate behavior (William Frost)
  • The functional organization of the basal ganglia especially with regard to the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the regulation of basal ganglia-cortical interactions (Heinz Steiner)
  • The structural neurobiology of processing enzymes. (Marc Glucksman)
  • The pathways and mechanisms in the brain involved in the generation of stress resilience which likely will prove useful for preventive and therapeutic treatment of anxiety-related disorders (Janice Urban).
  • Mechanisms that underlie structural plasticity in basal ganglia and amygdalar circuits following manipulation of dopaminergic pathways (Gloria Meredith).
  • Discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics targeting novel targets or mechanisms in addiction (Russell Dahl).
Life in Discovery
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