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  1. Colin Saldanha

    Colin Saldanha, Professor and Department Chair, Biology

    CAS - Biology

    Hormones are profound modulators of brain structure and function; with influences that span the lifetime of an organism. The muti-faceted and pluripotent neural effects of steroids require that a specific hormone be delivered to the right target at p… More

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    (202) 885-2156

  1. Victoria Connaughton

    Victoria Connaughton, Associate Professor

    Dr. Connaughton’s research interests encompass the disciplines of developmental biology (nervous system development) and neurobiology. Specifically, she is interested in examining the relation between visually-guided behaviors in larval teleosts and … More

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    (202) 885-2188

  2. Stefano Costanzi

    Stefano Costanzi, Associate Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    Dr. Costanzi's research interests mainly revolve around the application of computational techniques to the study of drug targets and the identification of molecules that modulate their activity. The main focus of the research activities is on the stu… More

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    (202) 885-1722

  3. Terry Davidson

    Terry Davidson, Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Davidson earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and earned his Ph.D. with a specialization in Learning and Memory at Purdue University before completing his post-doctoral training in Behavioral Neuroscience at … More

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    (202) 885-6541

  4. Katie DeCicco-Skinner

    Katie DeCicco-Skinner, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

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  5. Jeffrey Kaplan

    Jeffrey Kaplan, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Kaplan’s lab studies bacterial biofilms, which are thin, slimy layers of bacteria that grow on surfaces exposed to a liquid. Biofilms grow on rocks in streams, inside pipes, on teeth, and on implanted medical devices such as mechanical heart valves a… More

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    (202) 885-2113

  6. David Kearns

    David Kearns, Associate Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Research interests:animal models of drug abuse and addiction treatment; the effects of drug cues on behavior; conditioning and learning; extinction; theories of learning; animal models of gambling.Recent publications:Kearns, D. N., Tunstall, B. J., &… More

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    (202) 885-1711

  7. Monika Konaklieva

    Monika Konaklieva, Associate Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as well as development of synthetic methodology for pr… More

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    (202) 885-1777

  8. Mark Laubach

    Mark Laubach, Professor

    CAS - Biology

    I am a neurobiologist interested in how groups of neurons work together to process information. My research has focused on the frontal cortex and basal ganglia and their roles in executive control and decision making. My laboratory uses a systems and… More

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    (202) 885-2116

  9. Anthony Riley

    Anthony Riley, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina and obtained his PhD from the University of Washington. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Canada. He joined the faculty at Am… More

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    (202) 885-1720

  10. Catherine Schaeff

    Catherine Schaeff, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Schaeff's main research interests are conservation biology, molecular ecology and behavior. She uses molecular DNA techniques in conjunction with behavioral data to investigate gene flow patterns within and between populations (e.g., right whales… More

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    (202) 885-2175

  11. Arthur Shapiro

    Arthur Shapiro, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Arthur Shapiro specializes in the areas of visual perception and cognitive neuroscience. He did his undergraduate work in Mathematics (Computer Science) and Psychology (Cognitive Science) at U.C. San Diego. He received his PhD in Psychology from Colu… More

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    (202) 885-1759

  12. Catherine Stoodley

    Catherine Stoodley, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Catherine Stoodley is interested in the neuroscience of cognitive development, particularly the role of the human cerebellum in cognition, cognitive development and in neurodevelopmental disorders. She uses clinical studies, structural and functional… More

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    (202) 885-1785

  13. Bei Xiao

    Bei Xiao, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Computer Science

    Professor Xiao studies human and machine perception of object properties in dynamic scenes. She did her undergraduate work in chemistry at Tsinghua University. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and did… More

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    (202) 885-3666