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Faculty and Research

Neuroscience Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin is cutting-edge and highly translational. Close connections and collaborations between basic neuroscientists and clinicians make the atmosphere at MCW dynamic, disease-relevant and a rich environment for training. Our NDP students are an integral part of our research community because they receive one-on-one training from our NIH-funded faculty. If you are a prospective student looking for innovative, world-class training in a synergistic, exciting atmosphere, we invite you to explore our faculty research areas below!

Neurodegeneration and Neurotrauma

Neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Cord Injury are studied using stem cells, animal models and human tissues.

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Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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Matthew D. Budde, , PhD

Assistant Professor

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Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

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Allison D. Ebert, PhD

Associate Professor

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Antje Kroner-Milsch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery and Microbiology and Immunology

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Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Professor and Chair; Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Founder, Free Radical Research Center

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Matt Scaglione, PhD

Assistant Professor

Neuroimaging, tissue to brain

State-of-the-art brain imaging is used to study language, vision, hearing, learning and memory, and brain diseases including cancer.

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Jeffrey R. Binder, MD

Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Neurology, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Professor of Biophysics, Director of Stroke and Neurobehavior Programs, Department of Neurology, Director of Language Imaging Laboratory, Department of Neurology

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Joseph Carroll, PhD

Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy Director, Advanced Ocular Imaging Program

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Edgar A. DeYoe, PhD

Principal Investigator; Professor, Department of Radiology; Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy; Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics; Graduate Faculty, Programs in Cell & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience and Biophysics; Section of Imaging Research, Division of Imaging Sciences

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James S. Hyde, PhD

The James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics, Emeritus; Founder, National Biomedical EPR Center

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Peter S. LaViolette, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin; Section of Imaging Research, Division of Imaging Sciences

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Shi-Jiang Li, PhD

Professor

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Kathleen M. Schmainda, PhD

Robert C. Olson, MD, Professor in Radiology; Section of Imaging Research, Division of Imaging Sciences

Cellular and Synaptic Communication

Neuronal Communication at the cellular level is studied using cutting-edge genetic and electrophysiological tools in order to dissect mechanisms of development and disease in the visual system, learning and memory, and addiction.

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Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

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Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy

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Sang H. Lee, PhD

Associate Professor

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Brian A. Link, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

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Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

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Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD

Marcus Professor & Chair

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Qing-Song Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Function of Neural Systems in normal and disease states

Neural circuits and pathways that underlie essential physiological functions and their misregulation in disease are studied. These include sleep disruption, breathing, chronic stress, reward systems, hearing, touch sensation and chronic pain.

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Carol Everson, PhD

Professor

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David R. Harder, PhD

Kohler Co. Professor in Cardiovascular Research and Associate Dean for Research; Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pediatrics; Director for Mentoring, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center

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Matthew R. Hodges, PhD

Associate Professor

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John R. Kirby, PhD

Chair, Microbiology and Immunology; Walter Schroeder Professor in Microbiology and Immunology; Associate Director, Genome Sciences & Precision Medicine Center; Associate Director, Center for Microbiome Research

Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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Christopher M. Olsen, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD

Marvin Wagner Professor; Director, Neuroscience Doctoral Program