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Faculty Directory - Neurobiology

Associate Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Our broad research program concerns the study of microbial pathogenesis, innate immunity, and the study of neural-immune communications.
(919) 668-1783
Professor
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Mechanisms of signal transduction and intracellular protein sorting in photoreceptor cells; photoreceptor pathobiology; neurobiology of the retina.
(919) 668-5391
HHMI investigator/James B Duke Professor
Biochemistry
The molecular organization of plasma membranes in differentiated vertebrate cells and to the role of such cellular-level structure in normal physiology and disease.
919-684-3538
Assistant Professor
Biology
Understanding how neural circuits drive behavior
(919)-684-1703
Edwin L. Jones, Jr. and Lucille Finch Jones Cancer Research Professor
Pathology
Neuro-oncology; cancer genomics; cancer immunology; immunotoxins
919-684-6790
Associate Professor
Neurobiology
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity; presynaptic function; basal ganglia function and pathology
James B. Duke Professor
Cell Biology
Molecular and cellular mechanisms by which G protein-coupled receptors control normal and abnormal physiological functions.
919-684-5433
Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Role of astrocytes in synaptic connectivity
(919) 684-3605
Associate Professor
Clinical Sciences
Intracellular signaling and protein-organelle trafficking in health and disease
(919)684-8457
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology
Molecular mechanisms of nociception, specifically the mechanisms of sensory ion channels involved in sensing temperature and touch.
(919) 684-1144
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology
Genetic and epigenetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders
919-681-2789
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology
Molecular mechanisms of neural circuit wiring in developing retina.
(919) 613-4769
Professor
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Reciprocal interactions of hormones, monoamine neuron function, and psychiatric diseases, especially addiction and depression, in animal models.
919-684-8828
George W. Brumley Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Adult neurogenesis and how the production of new neurons in the brain is sustained and regulated.
(919) 684-4612
Associate Professor
Clinical Sciences
Research Summary (one sentence) This laboratory focuses on targeting the neurokinin-1 receptor in glioblastomas and understanding the molecular basis of postoperative delirium.
(919)681-4775
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
Structural and functional studies of ion channels and transporters
919-684-1005
Assistant Professor; Attending Physician
Clinical Sciences
Sensory transduction, transmission, and the role of calcium signaling mechanisms; physiology and maladaptation in chronic pathological pain.
919 684 0058
Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular mechanisms of smell and other chemical senses
(919) 684-2777
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
We study mRNA modifications and their role in nervous system function.
(919) 684-9562
George Barth Geller Professor
Neurobiology
How experience affects brain and behavior.
(919)684-5025
Professor of Medicine and Director, Ion Channel Research Unit
Neurobiology
Ion channel structure, function, and physiology in normal and disease states.
(919)668-7641
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Using systems biology to study spatiotemporal controls of multicellular systems, and how their subversion lead to diseases.
(919) 681-9184
Assistant Research Professor
Biology
Functions of spastin and other microtubule severing proteins in the nervous system; Drosophila models of human disease
(919) 684-8658
Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Genetic mechanisms of stem cells and neural development
(919) 668-7909
Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Regulation of the cytoskeleton during normal neural development and its linkage to intellectual disability, autism, and schizophrenia.
919-452-9231
Assistant Professor
Biology
The developmental processes that establish the basic organizational and functional principles of the neuronal circuits in the brain.
(919)684-1150
Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Neural circuits of the mouse orofacial sensory-motor system
(919)684-3682
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Neurobiology
Mechanisms and consequences of stimulus-regulated transcription in the central nervous system.
(919)681-1909
Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation and regeneration.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
The molecular basis of ion and lipid transport across cell membranes and their impacts on health and disease.
(919) 684-1406