Faculty

F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center faculty, all with co-appointments at Harvard Medical School/University, comprise internationally recognized investigators spanning computational, molecular, cell, and systems biology, working in a highly collaborative environment on different model organisms and with access to state-of-the-art equipment and cores.

Todd Anthony
 Genetic dissection of neural circuits that control stress-induced behavioral states
Larry Benowitz
 Optic nerve regeneration and CNS reorganization after injury
Chinfei Chen
 Synaptic plasticity
Michael Crickmore
 Neurobiology of motivational states
Michael Do
 Regulation of physiology and behavior by light
Elizabeth Engle
 Congenital eye-movement disorders
Michaela Fagiolini
 Experience-dependent visual plasticity; neurodevelopmental disorders, including Rett syndrome
Gwenaelle Geleoc
 Functional development of sensory hair cells in the inner ear
Xi He
 Cell-cell communication; early nervous system development; Wnt family of secreted morphogens and signaling; cancer, skeletal and neurologic diseases
Zhigang He
 Axon regeneration
Takao Hensch
 Critical periods in brain development
Jeffrey Holt
 Molecular basis of sensory signals in hearing and deafness
Gabriel Kreiman
 Computations in the brain and the functional architecture of neuronal circuits
Wei-Chung Lee
 Structure, function, and development of neural circuits
Jonathan Lipton
 Circadian rhythms, neurological disease, translation
Annapurna Poduri
 Epilepsy genetics
Scott Pomeroy
 Molecular and cellular biology of brain tumors
Paul Rosenberg
 Physiology and pathophysiology of glutamate transporters in the central nervous system; molecular mechanisms of brain injury; mechanisms of homeostatic sleep regulation
Alexander Rotenberg
 Noninvasive brain stimulation; epilepsy; traumatic brain injury
Mustafa Sahin
 Axon development and neurologic disease
Thomas Schwarz
 Neurotransmitter secretion, membrane trafficking, synapse development, axonal transport; Parkinson's disease
Judith Steen
 Neurodegenerative diseases, proteomics and bioinformatics
Beth Stevens
 Neuron-glia signaling; synapse development and plasticity
Hisashi Umemori
 Wiring the functional brain
Clifford Woolf
 Pain, formation of neural circuits, regeneration