Faculty and Research
Neurodegeneration and Neurotrauma
Neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Cord Injury are studied using stem cells, animal models and human tissues.
Matthew D. Budde, PhD
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Professor and Chair; Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Founder, Free Radical Research Center
Professor; Founding Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
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.
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
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
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
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin; Section of Imaging Research, Division of Imaging Sciences
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.
Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology Research Director, the Eye Institute
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Marcus Professor & Chair
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.