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Research focus groups

Understanding and Treating Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Anxiety, Depression, & Stress Disorders

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

  • GABAA Receptor modulators in seizure disorders:J Fisher
  • Glutamate receptors in epileptogenesis:D Mott
  • Functional properties of GABAA and glutamate receptors:  J Fisher; D Mott
  • Anxiety-related changes in seizure disorders: D Mott, MA Wilson
  • Novel GABAA receptor modulators: J Fisher, D Mott

Complications of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Disorders of Cognition and Aging

  • Basal forebrain cholinergic system in aging-related deficits: JR Fadel
  • Cyclic nucleotide signaling in neurocognitive deficits: MP Kelly
  • Novel therapeutic targets for schizophrenia and bipolar disease: MP Kelly
  • Cognitive deficits in depression and diabetes:  LP Reagan, CA Grillo
  • Prefrontal cortex and cognition: JR Fadel
    Protein modifications and mitochondrial stress in Parkinson’s disease: N Frizzell
    Amygdalar neuroanatomy and cognition: AJ McDonald

Stress, Cardiovascular Control & Nociception

  • Development of pain mechanisms: SM Sweitzer
  • Nociception and cardiovascular control: LB Wilson
  • Cell-based screening assays for drug discovery: K Walsh 
  • Cardiovascular changes in depression: S Wood
  • Insular cortex, sensory integration and perception: JR Augustine

Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse