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Research in this area focuses on the development of the peripheral and central nervous systems and how intrinsic and extrinsic factors cause disease and influence human behavior.
Our neurobiological research is leading to a better understanding of diseases affecting the CNS and PNS.
Kenneth Campbell, PhD, ProfessorCellular and molecular control of vertebrate forebrain development [Visit Developmental Biology]
Chieh Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor Molecular mechanisms underlying axon growth and regeneration and age-dependent decline in neuronal plasticity [Visit the Chang Lab]
Lionel Chow, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Understanding the molecular underpinnings and signaling pathways that control the growth and survival of high-grade gliomas [Visit the Chow Lab]
Chiou-Fen Chuang, PhD, Assistant Professor Molecular mechanisms of cell-cell communication in left-right asymmetric neuronal fate specification [Visit the Chuang Lab]
Tiffany Cook, PhD, Associate Professor Molecular basis of eye development [Visit the Cook Lab]
Steven A. Crone, PhD, Assistant ProfessorUses transgenic mice as tools to alter gene expression in specific neural populations in the spinal cord and brainstem. [Visit the Crone Lab]
Steve Danzer, PhD, Assistant ProfessorElucidating the role of neurogenesis in the development of epilepsy. [Visit the Danzer Lab]
Brian Gebelein, PhD, Assistant Professor Patterning of the nervous and digestive systems during development [Visit the Gebelein Lab]
Fumika Hamada, PhD, Assistant ProfessorCircadian rhythm and temperature sensation. [Visit the Hamada Lab]
Michael P. Jankowski, PhD, Assistant ProfessorAfferent mechanisms of cutaneous and muscle pain development [Visit the Jankowski Lab]
Qing Richard Lu, PhD, ProfessorTranscriptional and epigenetic control of glial development and brain tumor initiation [Visit Experimental Hematology]
Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, ProfessorGenetic and developmental mechanisms controlling the timing of birth and risk of preterm birth; molecular genetic analysis of the behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress. [Visit the Muglia Lab]
Masato Nakafuku, MD, PhD, ProfessorMolecular control of neural stem cells in development and regeneration of mammalian central nervous system [Visit the Nakafuku Lab]
Sarah Pixley, PhD, Associate ProfessorNeurogenesis and neurotrophic interactions in olfactory neuron cultures and in vivo; neuronal stem cells [Visit the Pixley Lab]
Nancy Ratner, PhD, ProfessorThe peripheral nerve in development and disease [Visit the Ratner Lab]
Rolf Stottmann, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMouse models of human congenital defects; development of the brain and face. [Visit the Stottmann Lab]
Charles Vorhees, PhD, Professor (1) Determine the mechanism of action of substituted amphetamines on brain development and (2) use of gene targeting to determine how deletion of specific brain proteins affect learning and memory [Visit the Vorhees Lab]
Ronald R. Waclaw, MS, PhD, Assistant ProfessorDevelopment of forebrain progenitor cells that contribute to the postnatal “neurogenic” niche in the subventricular zone [Visit Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology]
Michael Williams, PhD, Associate ProfessorInteraction of stress-induced hormones and drugs of abuse on adult learning and memory abilities; physiological responses to later stressors; behavioral and physiological consequences of drug reexposure. [Visit the Michael Williams Lab]
Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Assistant Professor Exposures and experiences that may divert infants or children off the typical trajectory of development [Visit General and Community Pediatrics]
Yutaka Yosihda, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation in the developing spinal cord [Visit Developmental Biology]
For more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.
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