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BCAN Faculty

  1. 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, 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, 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. Kathleen Holton, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Health Studies

    Dr. Kathleen Holton is a nutritional neuroscientist. Her research examines the negative effects of dietary excitotoxins on neurological symptoms, as well as the positive protective effects of certain micronutrients on the brain. The most common die… More

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    (202) 885-3797

  5. Nathalie Japkowicz, Professor

    CAS - Literature

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  6. Laura Juliano, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Laura M. Juliano earned her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research addresses cognitive and behavioral mecha… More

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    (202) 885-1715

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Scott Parker, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Scott Parker began teaching at American University in 1974. He is interested in the quantitative aspects of our experiences and how we make evaluations and choices based on them. Examples include how loud we think sounds are, how valuable we think $5… More

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    (202) 885-1719

  11. Zehra Peynircioglu, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Zehra Peynirciolu received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford. She started graduate studies in cognitive psychology, specializing in memory, at Princeton (and received an MA) and followed her advisor to Rice and received her PhD. th… More

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    (202) 885-1713

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Alan Silberberg, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    My research interests are animal learning, behavioral economics, primatology and smoking. Publications can be seen in Google Scholar as linked from my profile.

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    (202) 885-1709

  16. 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

  17. 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

BCAN Associate Members

Tony Ahrens

Fernando Benadon

John Bracht

William Brent

Stephen Casey

Katie DeCicco-Skinner

Maria Gomez

Kate Gunthert

David Haaga

Nate Herr

Cristel Russel