Associate Professor, Director of Neuroscience Program
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.
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.
J Timothy Cannon
Research interests include effects of prenatal exposure to Tylenol in mice and how human facial characteristics are related to: intelligence, personality, and political attitudes
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.
Mathematical modeling of biological phenomenon. In particular, I am interested in the mathematical biology of physiology and behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.