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ASU Neuroscience PhD Program Faculty

Program Director

Salvatore Oddo
Associate Professor

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



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

James 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.

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Gro Amdam

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

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Tamiko Azuma
Associate Professor

Tamiko Azuma is the director of the Attention, Memory, and Language Lab in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Her research focuses on attention, working memory, episodic memory, and language processing.

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Leslie Baxter
Adjunct Faculty
B. Blair Braden
Assistant Professor

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

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Sara Brownell
Assistant 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.

Fulton Center, Suite 310 (and Psychology, Rm 208) 300 East University Drive (Box 7205)
Sharon Crook

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.

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Michael Dorman
Professor, Speech and Hearing Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

His group investigates many aspects of speech, voice and music perception by patients fit with cochlear implants and by normal-hearing subjects listening to simulations of cochlear implants.

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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.

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Jon Harrison

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

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Bert Hoelldobler
University Professor of Life Sciences; Regents' and Foundation 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.

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Steven Hoffman
Emeritus Professor

Steven Hoffman is an immunologist, neuroscientist and philosopher who has studied how the immune system and brain interact, and currently is integrating this work into philosophical perspectives.

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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.

Yang Kuang

Kuang is the author or co-author of more than 150 refereed publications. He has done extensive work in applying delay differential equation to models of biology and medicine.

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Kenro Kusumi
Assoc Dean (ACD) & Professor

Associate dean of research, online, and graduate initiatives for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kusumi's research uses genomic approaches to address major biomedical and conservation challenges.

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Tsafrir Mor

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

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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).

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.

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Jason Newbern
Asst 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,

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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.

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Stephen Pratt
Associate Professor

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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Jason Robert
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr

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

Andrej A. Romanovsky is a senior staff scientist and director of Systemic Inflammation Laboratory at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

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.

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Adrienne Scheck
Adjunct Faculty
Michael Sierks

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

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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.

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