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Choosing a Lab Advisor

An advisor agreement form must be filled out and returned to the Neurobiology office by Mid-October.

We recommend newly enrolled students work with the Program Assistant to determine which advisors would be best suited for them based on their research interests and to facilitate potential mentee/mentor connections.

For some additional advice on choosing an advisor, check out the readings below:

We encourage you to look through our list of advisors and their research interests.  Below lists advisors from recent years:

Advisor Department Research Interests
Allada, Ravi Neurobiology Circadian rhythms and sleep; neuro-degeneration
Awatramani, Raj Neurology Mechanisms underlying dopamine neuron development, function, diversity, and degeneration; Mechanisms regulating peripheral nerve myelination in development and disease states.
Bozza, Thomas Neurobiology Molecular genetics and physiology of olfaction
Disterhoft, John F Physiology Learning, Biophysics, Neurophysiology, Eyeblink Conditioning, Aging, Hippocampus, Alzheimer's Disease, Potassium Currents, Calcium, fMRI
Dombeck, Daniel Neurobiology Neuronal circuits underlying mammalian navigation
Gallio, Marco Neurobiology Temperature sensing processes in the brain
Hartmann, Mitra Mechanical Engineering Sensorimotor integration; robots as tools for studying neuroscience; sensory acquisition; neuroethology 
Klein, William Neurobiology Alzheimer’s disease; memory-linked synapse structure and signal transduction
Kozorovitskiy, Yevgenia Neurobiology Synaptic and circuit development in the basal ganglia
Larson, Charles R Communication Sciences & Disorders Speech physiology
Lee, Hojoon Neurobiology The neurobiology of taste
Linsenmeier, Robert Neurobiology Microenvironment of the mammalian retina in health and disease
McLean, David Neurobiology Development and plasticity of motor networks
Meade, Thomas Neurobiology Molecular imaging; Electron transfer mechanisms; Metal complexes as transcription factor inhibitors
Miri, Andrew Neurobiology Motor system function; Behavior quantification
Nusslock, Robin Psychology Bipolar disorder & unipolar depression
Paller, Ken Psychology Human memory, awareness, & memory disorders
Raij, Tommi Neurobiology/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Non-invasive human brain imaging; MRI/fMRI/tractography/MEG/EEG/TMS
Raman, Indira Neurobiology Ion channel biophysics; Neuronal excitability; Synaptic Transmission; Cerebellar physiology
Reber, Paul Psychology

How the brain expresses memory and where memory occurs in the brain; Nonconscious perceptual learning of artificial categories; Conscious and nonconscious memory.

Sanchez, Jason Communication Sciences & Disorders Glutamate clearance, synaptic transmission and potassium channel function
Schmidt, Tiffany Neurobiology Visual neuroscience; neurophysiology; neuroanatomy; mouse genetics, behavior 
Schwartz, Gregory Ophthalmology Circuit mechanisms underlying sensory computation
Segraves, Mark Neurobiology Systems and cognitive neuroscience
Swanson, Geoffrey Pharmacology Understanding physiological processes mediated by glutamate receptors
Turek, Fred Neurobiology Sleep and circadian rhythms, and seasonal reproductive cycles
Voss, Joel Medical Social Sciences, Neurology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Uses human neuroscience methods (fMRI, EEG, TMS, eye tracking) to investigate mechanisms of learning and memory and their impairment in neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders
Woolley, Catherine Neurobiology Steroid hormones in neural plasticity
Wright, Beverly A Communication Sciences & Disorders Auditory learning
Yang, Yue Neurobiology Developmental and Activity-Dependent Remodeling of Chromatin Architecture; Epigenetic Regulation of Neural Circuits; Cerebellar Circuits in Motor Learning

The list of available research mentors and more information on choosing an advisor can be found in the Student Handbook.

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