Topic Area

Neuroscience

View of auditory nerve fibers (green) entering the cochlear nucleus (blue and red) (from Chanda et al., 2011)

View of auditory nerve fibers (green) entering the cochlear nucleus (blue and red) (from Chanda et al., 2011)

Focus on neuronal physiology in health and disease

The Neuroscience faculty explore signal transduction events during sensory perception, synaptic transmission, and disease. Specific areas of interest include hearing, taste, smell, and neurodegenerative disease. This group of researchers uses a wide array of techniques spanning the fields of electrophysiology, cell and developmental biology, microscopy and imaging, and molecular genetics.

Faculty working in Neuroscience include Drs. Ferkey, Gunawardena, Hennessey, Medler, and Xu-Friedman.