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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Studies


Directors


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Sandra Hewett
Executive Director of Neuroscience Studies, Director of Neuroscience Graduate Concentration; The Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience
362 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-9657

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Current Research: The molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which post-ischemic inflammation contributes to the progression of the neuronal injury that follows stroke with a particular focus on the contribution of astrocytes. Cell and molecular regulation of suggested therapeutic targets. Cell culture and animal employed.

Sandra Hewett talks about the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Concentration at SU and her research.


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Katharine (Kate) Lewis
Director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Learning Major (ILM); Associate Professor of Biology
262 Life Sciences Complex
Office: 315-443-5902; Lab: 315-443-7253

Current Research: Developmental phenotypic specification and patterning of spinal cord interneurons; evolution of spinal cord patterning and function.

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Interdepartmental Faculty


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Emily B. Ansell
Associate Professor of Psychology | Director, SUPer Lab Department of Psychology
503 Huntington Hall
315.443.2749

Current Research: Neuromarkers of stress-related psychopathology and suicidality, cumulative stress, PTSD, cannabis and alcohol use, and social processes.



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Kevin M. Antshel
Associate Professor, Psychology and Director of Clinical Training
514 Huntington Hall
(315) 443-9450

Current Research: Developmental psychopathology, with specific emphasis on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan


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Dessa Bergen-Cico
Associate Professor at David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
426 Ostrom Ave., Room 319
315-443-0250

Current Research: Alcohol and other drugs and behavioral addictions, evidence-based prevention and recovery; mindfulness-based stress reduction



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Carlos A. CastaƱeda
Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry
3-010 Center for Science and Technology
315-443-3673

Current Research: Effect of post-translational modifications on structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and their role in neurodegenerative disorders. Molecular mechanisms underlying promotion of disease states in neurodegenerative disorders. Biophysical determination of functional regulation by linker regions in multi-domain proteins



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Catherine Cornwell
Associate Professor of Psychology
417 Huntington Hall
315-443-3118

Current Research: Psychology-neurobiology of learning and memory, implementing non-invasive techniques for animal and human chemical measurement



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Amy Criss
Associate Professor of Psychology and Area Director: Experimental Psychology
477 Huntington Hall
315-443-3667

Current Research: Study of human memory and development of computational models of human memory


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Joseph W. Ditre
Assistant Professor of Psychology
506 Huntington Hall
315-443-2705

Research: Health psychology with a focus on the intersection of addictive behaviors and comorbid medical disorders



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Karen Doherty
Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1202I 621 Skytop
315-443-5662

Current Research: Speech perception in the hearing-impaired, psychoacoustics, and amplification, with a specific interest in hearing aid fitting protocols


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Bart Farell
Research Associate Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science

315-443-9717

Current Research: Dissecting the mechanisms by which the human visual constructs objects of perception and cognition, specifically the study of stereopsis (the ability to combine information from the two eyes and recover depth from the subtle differences in their retinal



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Joshua C. Felver
Assistant Professor of Psychology
474 Huntington Hall
315-443-3615

Research: The effects of mindfulness-based intervention on self-regulatory processes of school-aged children, parents, and teachers.



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Paul Gold
Distinguished Professor of Biology
352 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-8086

Current Research: Age related impairments in learning and memory with a focus on determining the influence of circulating glucose levels on brain neurochemistry and behavior in rodents


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Brooks B. Gump
Professor, Public Health Graduate Program Director, Falk College
426 Ostrom Ave., Room 303A
315-443-2208

Current Research: Underlying mechanism by which environmental chemicals affect responses to stress and trauma



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Sarah Hall
Assistant Professor of Biology
340 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-2964

Current research: How environmental programming early in development can result in maintained changes in gene expression in adult animals, and how this leads to adaptive changes in behavior and physiology.


Julie Hasenwinkel
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Julie Hasenwinkel
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science; Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
318 Bowne Hall
315-443-3064

Current Research: Polymeric biomaterials for translational applications in nerve regeneration and orthopedics



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Kevin Heffernan
Assistant Professor
201 Women's Building
315-443-9801

Current Research: Study of diet and exercise to improve neurovascular coupling with advancing age


James Hewett
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James Hewett
Associate Professor of Biology
350 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-9613

Current Research: The function of endogenous neuromodulatory mechanisms activated within the brain under pathological conditions, with particular interest in epilepsy and epileptogenesis



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Robin Jones
Lecturer in Neuroscience, Primary Advisor to Neuroscience ILM students
366 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-3962

Teaching Interests: I am very interested in alternatives to traditional teaching approaches and utilize various active learning techniques to help my students grasp scientific concepts.



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Mike Kalish
Professor of Psychology
507 Huntington Hall
315-443-3656

Current Research: The cognitive mechanisms responsible for the nature of human learning and memory, especially categorization and dimensional attention.



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Donna Korol
Associate Professor of Biology
360 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-8780

Current Research: cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to shifts in neural plasticity across different brain regions, resulting from changing hormonal states, prior cognitive experience, and exercise.



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George M. Langford
Professor of Biology, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
364 Life Sciences Complex
Office: 315-443-7657; Lab: 315-443-7617

Current and Prior Research: Cell and Molecular Biology of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease: Axonal Transport in Nerve Cells and Fungal Pathogenesis of Epithelial Cells.


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Soren Y. Lowell
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1202L 621 Skytop
315-443-9648

Current Research: Respiratory and phonatory physiology of voice disorders; physiologically based treatment for swallowing and voice disorders, and determination of neural correlates for swallowing and related tasks using fMRI.



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Jessica L. MacDonald
Assistant Professor of Biology
360 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-5837

Current Research: Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating neuronal development and function, with a particular interest in disruptions in these mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and cognitive disorders.


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Shikha Nangia
Assistant Professor
343 Link Hall
315-443-0571

Current Research: Identify molecular-level strategies to enable the transport of drug molecules across the blood-brain barrier; developing and applying theoretical and computational techniques to elucidate the structure blood-brain barrier tight junctions.



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Aesoon Park
Associate Professor of Psychology
511 Huntington Hall
315-443-2391

Current Research: Interplay between person and environment as it affects substance use and related risky behaviors within developmental contexts.



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Jonathan L. Preston
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1200 621 Skytop
315-443-3143

Current Research: Speech sound disorders in children, including persisting articulation disorders and childhood apraxia of speech.



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Beth A. Prieve
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1202G 621 Skytop
315-443-9614

Current Research: Basic physiological and behavioral processes of the auditory system; applications to improve diagnosis of hearing loss.



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Ellyn Riley
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1200 621 Skytop
315-443-9621

Current Research: Adult acquired neurogenic disorders, with particular interest in aphasia, acquired alexia, and patient-related factors affecting treatment outcomes.


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John Russell
Professor Emeritus of Biology

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Former Research: Ion transport--regulation and roles in cellular processes.


Natalie Russo
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Natalie Russo
Assistant Professor of Psychology
403 Huntington Hall
315-443-2024

Current Research: Studies into the manner in which typically developing children, children with developmental disabilities, and children on the autism spectrum process and integrate sensory information from one or more sensory modalities.


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Lael Schooler
Professor of Psychology
430 Huntington Hall

Current Research: Human decision making using the ACT-R theory of cognition to inform the development of computer simulation that make predictions about human behavior and the neural correlates of that behavior.



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Robert Silver
Professor of Biology
Life Sciences Complex

Current Research: Cellular decision-making process in mitotic cell division, activation of macrophages, release of chemical neurotransmitter, muscle death in aging.



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Robert L. Smith
Research Professor Emeritus
621 Skytop
315 443 9702

Prior Research: Encoding and processing of information by the auditory nervous system.



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Victoria Tumanova
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1202K 621 Skytop
315-443-9640

Developmental stuttering - the role of temperament, linguistic and speech motor control abilities in the development of the disorder in young children; procedural learning and memory, neurophysiological bases of speech production.



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Margaret A. Voss
Professor of Practice
409 Sims Hall
315-443-3853

Current Research: Circadian regulation of vertebrate metabolism, including glucose and lipid homeostasis, feeding behavior, and energy balance.


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Kathy Vander Werff
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1202J 621 Skytop
315-443-7403

Current Research: Use of auditory evoked responses to study the neural processing of sounds in the peripheral and central auditory systems in various populations, including aging adults and individuals who've experienced head trauma.



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Corey White
Assistant Professor of Psychology
409 Huntington Hall
315-443-2950

Current Research: Behavioral and neural correlates of decision making processes in humans: use of memory tasks and functional MRI to map cognitive processes onto neural systems to aid in the construction and validation of computational models of decision making.


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Torsten Woellert
Research Assistant Professor of Biology
358 Life Sciences Complex
315-443-7615

Current and Prior Research: Cell and Molecular Biology of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease: Axonal Transport in Nerve Cells and Fungal Pathogenesis of Epithelial Cells.


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Adjunct Faculty



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Eric M. Deshaies, MD, FAANS, FACS
Medical Director for Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery; Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave

Clinical Research: Neurointerventions for cerebral vasospasm, brain aneurysm and stroke; Basic Research: Experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage.



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Brian Howell
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
4701 Institute For Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave
315-464-8154

Current Research: The signal transduction events that regulate the functional organization of neurons in the brain, and the phenotypes caused by defects in the genes that encode these signaling molecules.



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Russell T Matthews
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
4705 Institute For Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave
315-464-5440

Current Research: Role of glycoproteins in oncogenesis and brain development.



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Daniel Y Tso
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
4111 Institute For Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave
315-464-5531

Current Research: Neuronal mechanisms of visual perception, studied through physiological, anatomical and functional imaging techniques.