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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Neuroscience

Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine meets the clinical and research demands of human and animal health. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, the College leads in scientific discovery. Faculty expertise focuses on the interface between scientific research and clinical practice as well as a commitment to animal and human health.

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Faculty
Area of Interest
Ion channel receptor and ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction
Cell Biology, signal transduction and structural biology
Mechanism and Regulation of Epithelial Transport, Function of Kidneys, Aglomerular Urine Formation, Secretory Transport across Insect Malpighian Tubules, Magnesium Transport across Biological Membranes, Mechanisms of Magnesium Homeostasis;Designs of Living Systems, Emerging Properties in Biological Systems; Renal biology; Channel & structural biology
Neurology
Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which signals are transmitted from cell surface receptors to biological effectors; identification of new signaling molecules that influence the growth and differentiation of mammalian cells
Examination of how the chemical reactions of biology are organized in time and space, and how this organization is harnessed by cells to generate distinct outcomes; Molecular basis of cell growth and differentiation; Biochemical and genetic studies of Rab GTPases; Role of Yip family members in membrane traffic
Central nervous system regulation; investigations employ the interdisciplinary approach of functional genomics; Basic mechanisms of function, control and signaling in the cardiovascular system in health and disease; understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying hypertension and heart failure and the pregnancy-induced cardiovascular syndrome pre-eclampsia
Congenital brain disorders, neuropharmacology, anticonvulsant therapy
Jon Erickson
Cell Biology, signal transduction and structural biology
Qiyu Feng
Cell Biology, signal transduction and structural biology
Ion channels and their role in inflammatory response and pain sensation
Developmental biology; axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches
Cell biology and enzymology of protein palmitoylation
Cardiovascular disease; vascular biology; blood pressure regulation
Sensory biology and ecology; retinal physiology and biochemistry; clinical electrophysiology; visual sciences
Cellular physiology; receptor pharmacology; membrane biophysics; neuroscience
Ion channel receptor and ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction
Deciphering the basic regulatory principles in signal transduction networks on a molecular level using a combination of X-ray crystallography, biophysical and cellular approaches; bacterial signaling controlling biofilm formation and pathogenicity; endocytosis in eukaryotes
Laboratory animal pathology and neuropathology
Modulation of receptor properties by neurotransmitters and drugs