Steven Munger

Professor/Vice Chair/Director · University of Florida

Steven Munger and his lab are working to understand diverse chemosensory transduction mechanisms in the Center for Smell and Taste.

Anosmia Taste Smell Smell and Taste Disorders

Dr. Alan Barbour

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases · UC Irvine

For more than 30 years Alan Barbour has been studying infectious diseases, and is a world-leading expert on Lyme disease.

Evolutionary Biology Microbiology Infectious Disease Medicine Molecular Genetics

Professor Emma Robinson

Professor of Psychopharmacology · University of Bristol

Improving the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs and the treatment of depression

Emotion Neuroscience Mental Health Antidepressants Depression

Dr. Gregory Bix

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Center; Professor & Vice Chair of Clinical & Translational Research · Tulane University

Dr. Gregory Bix is an expert in clinical and translational research, neurology, neurosurgery and stroke research.

Neurosurgery Clinical and translational research COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stroke Research Neurology

Gordon Mitchell

Professor & Director · University of Florida

Gordon Mitchell is a preeminence professor of neuroscience in the department of physical therapy and McKnight Brain Institute.

Cellular mechanisms of intermittent hypoxia induced spinal respiratory motor plasticity Compensatory respiratory plasticity in motor neuron disease (ALS) Inflammation and spinal plasticity Developmental plasticity Intermittent hypoxia and brain function

Anne-Marie Minihane

Professor of Nutrigenomics · University of East Anglia

Her research explores the link between healthier eating and preventing brain disease.

Healthy Eating Nutrigenetics Heart Disease Nutrition Preventitive Medicine

Dr. Daniela Bota

Associate Dean of Clinical Research and Associate Professor of Neurology · UC Irvine

Dr. Daniela A. Bota is a UCI Health neuro-oncologist who specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.

Clinical Trials Neuro-Oncology Brain Cancer Neurology Brain Tumors

Alicia Walf

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neuroscientist with extensive research into body, brain, and mind relationships related to brain health, social cognition and emotions.

Brain Health Emotion Memory Neuroplasticity Well-Being

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Gavin Woodhall

Professor, Aston Pharmacy School · Aston University

Professor Woodhall researches electrophysiological studies on neurones of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and the hippocampus.

Neuronal Network Dynamics Schizophrenia Epilepsy Hippocampus

Stephen Rich

Professor of Microbiology · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stephen Rich studies zoonotic diseases, with a focus on tick-borne diseases and human malaria. He is the director TickReport.

Alpha-gal Zoonotic Diseases Malaria Research Parasitic diseases Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases

Verity Mathis

Mammals Collections Manager · University of Florida

Verity Mathis manages the Florida Museum Mammalogy Collections, taking care of over 35,000 specimens of mammals from around the world.

Bats General Mammal Information Museum Collections Natural History Museums rodents

Alexa H. Veenema

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Alexa Veenema's research focuses on understanding the roles of the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin in regulating social behavior.

sex differences Oxytocin Behavioral Neuroscience Social Behavior vasopressin

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

Ken Catania

Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on sensory systems' impact on animal behavior, particularly naked mole rats, star-nosed moles, cockroaches and eels.

spatial maps rodents Biological Sciences neural processing mammals

Yuichi Motai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University.

System Safety Intelligent Systems with Adaptive Tracking Online Classification Methodologies Medical Imaging Pattern Recognition

Vera Gorbunova

Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center · University of Rochester

Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized

Biology of Aging DNA Repair Cancer Resistance

David Vaillancourt

Professor · University of Florida

David Vaillancourt’s studies how the brain regulates voluntary and involuntary movement with a specific focus on motor disorders.

Structural and Functional Imaging in Rodents and Humans Rehabilitative, Surgical and Pharmacological Interventions for Motor Disorders Cortical Oscillations that Underlie Voluntary and Involuntary Movement Neuroscience and the Brain Progression Markers of Parkinson’s Disease

Flavio Frohlich, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Cell and Molecular Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Flavio Frohlich is an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and the principal investigator at the Frohlich Lab.

Neuroscience Physiology Matlab Psychiatry Information Theory

Randy Nelson

Professor and Chair | Department of Neuroscience · The Ohio State University

Expert in biological rhythms, sleep, neuroinflammation and behavioral endocrinology.

Behavioral endocrinology Neuroinflammation Sleep Biological rhythms Nighttime light exposure