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ASU Neuroscience PhD Program Faculty

Program Directors

Rita Sattler
Associate Professor

Sattler received her PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on studies of neurodegeneration in ALS and FTD using human patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells as a disease model.

Brian Smith

Smith is a behavioral neuroscientist studying learning and memory systems in both insects and mammals. His work is being applied to studies of human diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Neuroscience (PhD)

Neuroscience involves the study of the nervous system and its relation to an organism's function. It encompasses how gene...

Program Faculty

James Abbas
Associate Professor

Abbas is the director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems. His research interests are in applications of neural engineering techniques and technology in the area of medical rehabilitation.

ISTB1 225A
Gro Amdam

Amdam is a Norwegian biologist who is internationally known for her research on behavior and aging in honey bees.

ISTB-1 314
Tamiko Azuma
Asst. Dean and Assoc. Professor

Azuma's research focuses on attention, memory and language processing.

COOR 3476
Leslie Baxter
Adjunct Faculty
Visar Berisha
Assistant Professor

Berisha's research seeks to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception.

COOR 3472
B. Blair Braden
Assistant Professor

B. Blair Braden is the director of the Autism and Brain Aging Laboratory at ASU.

975 S Myrtle Ave P.O. Box 870102
Sara Brownell
Associate Professor

Brownell is a neuroscientist turned full-time education researcher, who teaches undergraduate biology while studying biology education.

Christopher Buneo
Assoc Professor
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Cheryl Conrad
Asst Vice Pres & Professor

Conrad's research interests include studies on the neurobiology of chronic stress, sex differences in neuroplasticity following chronic stress, and links between stress and depression or anxiety disorders.

Psychology, Rm 208 950 S. McAllister Ave (Box 1104)
Sharon Crook
Professor (joint with SoMSS)

Crook uses computational approaches to study the dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons. She also contributes to an international collaboration for describing, exchanging, and validating complex models.

GWC 648
Ayoub Daliri
Asst Professor

Ayoub Daliri's research is focused on understanding neural mechanisms underlying speech production and stuttering, using a combination of electrophysiological/neuroimaging, behavioral, and computational approaches.

975 S Myrtle Ave, COOR 3456
Jennifer Fewell
President's Professor

Fewell is a President’s Professor and faculty leader for the Organismal, Integrative and Systems Biology Group. Her research centers around the organization and evolution of insect societies.

ISTB 302
Jon Harrison

Harrison is an environmental physiologist who studies how insects function, interact with their environment and evolve.

ISTB1 324 School of Life Sciences
Neuroscience Program Faculty
Stephen Helms Tillery
Associate Professor

Helms Tillery is a neuroscientist who is particularly interested in how the brain learns to use sensory information in the control of skilled motor tasks.

Bert Hoelldobler
University Professor and Regents' Professor

Hölldobler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sociobiologist who uses insect societies to study behavioral mechanisms of communication, cooperation and conflict. He's a member of several national and international academies.

LSE 218
Ian Hogue
Assistant Professor

Ian Hogue is a virologist who studies how alpha herpesviruses, including human Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1), infects the nervous system.

Kenro Kusumi
Professor, Associate Dean and Director

Director of the School of Life Sciences and associate dean for strategic partnerships in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Kusumi's research focuses on vertebrate genomics.

Life Sciences E-wing, Room 219, 427 E Tyler Mall
Tsafrir Mor

Mor is a molecular biologist and biochemist whose research focuses on using plants to produce useful and therapeutic polypeptides, proteins and enzymes.

LSE 309
Julie Liss

Liss directs the Motor Speech Disorders Laboratory. Her research focuses on the effects of drugs and surgery on speech in Parkinson's, speech deficits in hereditary disease and patterns of cortical-muscular coherence .

COOR 3412
Xin Luo
Assistant Professor

Xin Luo's research focuses on the basic mechanisms of pitch perception in acoustic and electric hearing to develop novel sound processing strategies that can enhance speech and music perception for cochlear implant users.

Diego Mastroeni
Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Mastroeni's current research is examining genetic ( Mom & Dad) and epigenetic (environmental) changes within single classes of cells in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease by laser capture microdissection (LCM).

Neuroscience Program Faculty
Janet Neisewander

Neisewander's research contributes to understanding the development and treatment of drug addiction and provides new knowledge of mechanisms involved in emotional processing, and learning and memory.

School of LIfe Sciences ISTB1 room 427
Jason Newbern
Associate Professor

Newbern's research is centered on developmental neuroscience. His laboratory studies the biochemical mechanisms that direct the formation of the brain and spinal cord.

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Salvatore Oddo
Associate Professor

Oddo focuses his research on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease.

M. Foster Olive
Associate Professor

Olive 's group is interested in examining how abused drugs affect the brain on a neurobiological level.

Miles Orchinik
Associate Professor

Orchinik is a neuroscientist who studies how stress alters behavior, brain function, and the endocrine system. He is also interested in science education research, particularly in how undergraduates learn core concepts,

LSE 218
Robert Page
Provost Emeritus; Foundation Chair of Life Sciences

Using the honey bee as a model, Regents Professor Page has dissected their complex foraging division of labor at all levels of biological organization from gene networks to complex social interactions.

Fulton Center Suite 145
Beate Peter
Assistant Professor

Peter studies the genetic etiologies of disorders of spoken and written language. Her work contributes to the foundations for early identification of children at genetic risk and for proactive interventions.

Stephen Pratt

Pratt studies the emergence of complex behavior in leaderless groups, especially social insects. He works with engineers to translate lessons from biology to artificial systems, and to develop new tools to analyze behavior.

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Neuroscience Program Faculty
Neuroscience Program Faculty
Corianne Rogalsky
Assistant Professor

Rogalsky studies the neurobiology of language and cognition, and how they change after a brain injury (e.g. stroke). Methodologies include neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and translational collaborations with clinicians.

Jason Robert
Associate Professor and Center Director

Jason Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU. A bioethicist and philosopher of biology, he is also Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences.

Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU MC 9230, 111 E Taylor St, Ste 293
Andrej Romanovsky
Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Romanovsky works at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, where he studies body temperature regulation, TRP channels and systemic inflammation.

Ronald Rutowski
Emeritus Professor

Ronald Rutowski research examines function and percpetion of bright coloration in animals as well as the mechanisms that produce coloration. Butterflies are a special focus of his studies.

LSC 570
Rita Sattler
Associate Professor

Sattler received her PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on studies of neurodegeneration in ALS and FTD using human patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells as a disease model.

Adrienne Scheck
Adjunct Faculty
Michael Sierks

Sierks research interests include antibody based therapeutics for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzeimer's and Parkinson's Diseases.

GWC 536
Brian Smith
Trustees of ASU Professor

Smith is a behavioral neuroscientist studying learning and memory systems in both insects and mammals. His work is being applied to studies of human diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

ISTB-1 rm 322
William Tyler
Assoc Professor

Tyler's primary research and development interests focus on developing and applying noninvasive neuromodulation methods and devices intended to optimize human performance and brain health.

ECG 334
Neuroscience Program Faculty
Yi Zhou
Assistant Professor

Zhou's research focuses on the neural basis of hearing, in particular, the tasks related to sound localization and sound identification in multi-talker environments.

Speech & Hearing Sci. - ASU PO BOX 87010