Behavioral Neuroscience

Explore the exciting research happening in behavioral neuroscience by NGP faculty:

John Bruno, PhD
Development of animal models to study the neurobiological bases of cognitive impairments in schizophrenia.

Laurence Coutellier, PhD
Genetic and environmental factors regulating the development of the brain circuits controlking social and cognitive functions.

Elizabeth Kirby, PhD
Role of hippocampal neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs) in modulating the hippocampal response to injury.

Kathryn Lenz, PhD
Understand the mechanisms that shape brain development and lifelong behavior, with a focus on the interactions between nervous, endocrine and immune systems.

Benedetta Leuner, PhD
Structural plasticity in the adult brain, its modification by endocrine and experiential factors and the functional consequences of these changes.

Derick Lindquist, PhD
How amygdala-dependent emotional regulation modulates the acquisition, consolidation, and retrieval of aversive Pavlovian conditioning in adult rats.

Randy Nelson, PhD
Hormonal and neural regulation of seasonal changes in rodent behavior and physiology.

Leah Pyter, PhD
Investigation of neuroendocrine, immunological, and behavioral changes in various rodent species that are triggered by the seasonal fluctuation of environmental light duration.

Zachary Weil, PhD
How traumatic brain injuries predispose individuals to subsequent injuries and long term disability and specifically how changes in brain energy metabolism are dysregulated by injury.