Faculty Available for Rotations and/or Mentorship: 2015/16

Charles N. AllenCharles N. Allen, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Services
Research Interests: Circadian rhythm, suprachiasmatic nucleus, calcium, signal transduction, synaptic transmission.  More information


Kari J. BuckKari J. Buck, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Scientist, VA Medical Center
Research Interests: Neuroscience. Genetic predisposition to alcohol and drug self-administration, learning and reward, dependence and withdrawal. More Information

Matthew P. ButlerMatthew P. Butler, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Research Interests:  Sleep research, circadian systems, melatonin. More Information

Carbone-100x100Lucia Carbone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Chromosome evolution, particularly centromere repositioning and chromosomal rearrangements. More Information

Crabbe-100x100John C. Crabbe, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Senior Research Career Scientist, Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Director, Portland Alcohol Research Center
Research Interests: Mouse behavior genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, genetic animal models, drug dependence, drug tolerance. More Information

Christopher L. CunninghamChristopher L. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Brain mechanisms of drug reward, animal models of alcohol and drug addiction, conditioned place preference and aversion, conditioned taste aversion, drug self-administration, behavioral pharmacology, Pavlovian conditioning, learning and motivation, behavioral genetics. More Information

Verginia C. Cuzon CarlsonVerginia Cuzon Carlson, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Research Interests: Electrophysiology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, alcohol abuse, basal ganglia, brain development, synaptic plasticity. More Information

Stephen DavidStephen David, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center
Research Interests: Auditory system, cortex, computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavior. More Information

Damien FairDamien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Assistant Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Research Interests: MRI, development, human models, animal models. More Information

Matthew M. FordMatthew M. Ford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Staff Scientist II, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Research Interests: Behavioral pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, addiction, drug reinforcement and motivation, drug discrimination, drug self-administration, animal models on alcohol, nicotine or methamphetamine abuse. More Information

Robert HitzemannRobert Hitzemann, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Behavioral genetics, drug abuse, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology. More Information

William F. HoffmanWilliam F. Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, OHSU
Research Interests: Effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making. More Information

Fay HorakFay Horak, Ph.D.

Professor, Parkinson Center of Oregon
Research Interests: Human motor control, balance and gait disorders, Parkinson's disease mobility disorders, role of the basal ganglia, cerebellum and cortex in posture, role of proprioception, vision and vestibular systems in postural control, balance rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease and vestibular disorders. More Information

Aaron JanowskyAaron Janowsky, Ph.D.

Director, The Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
VA Research Career Scientist
Research Interests: Brain, neurotransmitter transporter function and regulation, G-protein coupled receptors, receptor regulation, signal transduction systems, neuropsychiatric disorders, schizophrenia, addiction, methamphetamine, cocaine, pharmacotherapy development, behavioral. More Information

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Associate Scientist, OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Research in the Kroenke lab utilizes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to characterize cellular-scale anatomy. More Information

Garet LahvisGaret Lahvis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Social motivation, eye-gaze, facial expression, imitation, story coherence, responses to social stimuli, vocalizations, prosody, empathy, autism, rodent models, children. More Information

K. Matthew LattalK. Matthew Lattal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Learning, memory, behavior, mouse, hippocampus, neuroscience, molecular mechanisms. More Information

Miranda M. LimMiranda M. Lim, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU
Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury, sleep, arousal, EEG, cognition, dietary therapy, social behavior, translational studies. More Information

Jodi L. McBrideJodi McBride, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Research Interests: Gene therapy, neuroscience, neurodegeneration, Huntington's disease, RNA interference, viral vectors. More Information

Claudio Mello, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroethology, molecular neuroscience, comparative genomics, functional neurogenomics, vocal communication, vocal learning, central auditory processing, learning and memory, neuronal and synaptic plasticity. More Information

Suzanne MitchellSuzanne Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Impulsivity, risk taking, learning, decision-making, drug abuse. More Information

Bonnie J. NagelBonnie J. Nagel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, OHSU
Research Interests: Developmental cognitive neuroscience, adolescent brain development, neuroimaging, pediatric neuropsychology, alcoholism. More Information

Kim NeveKim Neve, Ph.D.

Research Pharmacology, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Interests: Dopamine receptors, signal transduction, cellular and molecular biology of G protein-coupled receptors, structure-function analysis of dopamine receptors, behavioral. More Information

Joel NiggJoel T. Nigg, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychiatry, OHSU
Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology and temperament, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and externalizing behavior problems, neuropsychological and cognitive mechanisms in child psychopathology, genetics and epigenetic effects of ADHD, role of diet and nutrition. More Information

Barry S. OkenBarry S. Oken, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Departments of Neurology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Center for Complementary & Alternative in Neurological Disorders
Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience, attention, stress, human neurophysiology, EEG/ERP, mind-body medicine, cognitive changes with aging and neurodegenerative diseases. More Information

Angela R. Ozburn, Ph.D.

Instructor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Circadian gene regulation of mood- and alcohol use disorders, testing and characterizing therapies for reducing alcohol and drug intake in animal models. More Information

Tamara J. PhillipsTamara J. Phillips, Ph.D.

Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center
Professor & Vice-Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Advisory Council Member, ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research
Research Interests: Behavioral genetics, quantitative genetics, alcohol, methamphetamine, addiction, neuroscience, stress. More Information

Jacob RaberJacob Raber, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurology
Affiliate Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor of Radiation Medicine
Research Interests: Aging, Alzheimer's disease, androgen receptor, sex differences, histamine, apoE, methamphetamine, irradiation, neurogenesis, cognitive function, behavioral, circadian, high fat diet-induced cognitive impairments. More Information

Bill RooneyWilliam D. Rooney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Senior Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Research Interests: Research in Rooney's group is focused on the development and application of quantitative magnetic resonance techniques to characterize tissue structure and function. More Information

Andrey RyabininAndrey E. Ryabinin, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Alcoholism, drug addiction, neuropeptides, stress, social neuroscience. More Information

Eliot R. Spindel

Eliot R. Spindel, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Associate Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Research Interests: Lung cancer, lung development, nicotine acetylcholine, nicotinic receptors, muscarinic receptors, smoking, smoking and pregnancy, addiction, e-cigarettes, epigenetics. More Information

Henryk F. Urbanski, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Research Interests: Circadian rhythms, neuroendocrinology, aging, cognition, reproductive neuroendocrine axis. More Information

Date last updated: January 6, 2015