Neuroscience Faculty

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Robert Waldeck

Associate Professor, Director of Neuroscience Program

Biology
robert.waldeck@scranton.edu
LSC 273
570-941-4324

Examines neural basis of behavior modification of synapses and neural circuits under normal and injured conditions (regeneration and depression) in fish. Techniques used include behavioral analysis, in vivo microsurgery, histological staining, extra and intracellular electrophysiology and use of transgenic zebrafish.

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Yaodong Bi

Professor

Computing Sciences
yaodongbi@scranton.edu
LSC 193
570-941-6108
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Bryan Burnham

Associate Professor

Psychology
bryan.burnham@scranton.edu
AMH 205
570-941-6687

His Human Attention Lab (HAL) examines factors that govern the control of attention, interference and executive attention, working memory, object attention, and the neuroscience of attention. His research interests include mechanisms of selective attention, visual attention, interference and executive (conscious) control and object perception/attention.

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J Timothy Cannon

Professor

Psychology
timothy.cannon@scranton.edu
LSC 295
570-941-4266

Research interests include effects of prenatal exposure to Tylenol in mice and how human facial characteristics are related to: intelligence, personality, and political attitudes

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George Gomez

Associate Professor

Biology
george.gomez@scranton.edu
LSC 395
570-941-6355

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Studies the modulation of nerve cell growth focusing on chick olfactory system, neuroblastoma cell differentiation and metabolism, and cellular effects of oxidative stress using chick embryonic tissue. Techniques used include cell culture, Immunofluorescence microscopy, Biochemistry (Western blotting, protein assays), Chick embryo dissection.

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Jason Graham

Assistant Professor

Mathematics
jason.graham@scranton.edu
LSC 319A
570-941-7491

Mathematical modeling of biological phenomenon. In particular, I am interested in the mathematical biology of physiology and behavior.

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Christie Karpiak

Professor

Psychology
christie.karpiak@scranton.edu
AMH 219
570-941-5886

Her clinical interests include children and adolescents, family therapy, and personality disorders. Her research interests include the role of interpersonal interactions in the following: the development of behavioral and emotional problems in children; psychotherapy process and outcome; and the development of personality patterns.

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Gary Kwiecinski

Professor

Biology
gary.kwiecinski@scranton.edu
LSC 292
570-941-6387

Asks how animals, bats, adapt and evolve in a changing world. Besides vision and hearing, asking how other senses, particularly mechanosensors (e.g., Merkle cells) help bats discriminate foods to avoid. Asking how climate changes affect water resources and bat behavior, and changes in bat phylogeography of island populations, particularly for wildlife management perspectives.

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Jerry Muir

Professor

Mathematics
jerry.muir@scranton.edu
LSC 293
570-941-6103

Studies if, when, or how classical results from the theory of univalent functions of one complex variable can be generalized to spaces of finite or infinite complex dimension, where the roads have more potholes than in NEPA. Recently, he has considered classes of operators that extend one-variable mappings to higher dimensions in a manner preserving particular geometric characteristics of the mappings’ ranges.

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Patrick Orr

Assistant Professor

Psychology
patrick.orr@scranton.edu
AMH 208
570-941-7896

Research interests emphasize steroidal and environmental influences on memory, with a recent focus on prenatal exposures. I utilize both human and mouse studies, with techniques including behavioral analysis, histological analysis of brain, and Western blotting.

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Marc Seid

Associate Professor

Biology
marc.seid@scranton.edu
LSC 274
570-941-7970

Behavioral neurobiology and brain morphology in ants. Modeling studies of brain structural changes. Recently developed an addiction model in ants. Techniques used include behavioral analysis, ant brain dissection, immunofluorescence microscopy, and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) biochemical assays.

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Jong-Hyun Son

Assistant Professor

Biology
jong-hyun.son@scranton.edu
LSC 372
570-941-6216

Currently researching cellular and molecular strategies for understanding synaptic connectivity related to adaptive behavior and cognition using a zebrafish model. The zebrafish model can be used as model for developmental and molecular neurobiology, genetics, and behavioral neuropharmacology.

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Katherine Stumpo

Assistant Professor

Chemistry
katherine.stumpo@scranton.edu
LSC 454
570-941-7692

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Neuroscience-focused research will develop new methods of analysis of neuropeptides and selective in-solution pull-down of neuropeptides, with primary analysis using mass spectrometry.

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Jill Warker

Assistant Professor

Psychology
jill.warker@scranton.edu
AMH 221
570-941-7027

Her research interests include learning, memory, language production, and language acquisition.