Faculty

Primary

Kari J. Buck, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Scientist, VA Medical Center

John C. Crabbe, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Portland Health Care System
Major areas: Pharmacogenetics, alcohol and dependence, alcohol binge drinking, drug discovery

Christopher L. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
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

Damien A. Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Areas of interest: Cognitive brain development, ADHD, autism, neuroimaging

Deborah A. Finn, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Pharmacologist, Research Service, VAMC
Major areas: Neuropharmacology, neuroendocrinology of ethanol intake and withdrawal

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Glia, astrocytes, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, neuronal development, neurite outgrowth, extracellular matrix, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans

Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Ovidiu (Dan) Iancu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Garet P. Lahvis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Altruism, social motivation, vocal communication, empathy, ground squirrels, self-recognition, eye-gaze

Matthew Lattal, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Neurobiology of learning and memory, models of substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, learning theory, pharmacological approaches to enhancing memory, epigenetic mechanisms of memory

Claudio V. Mello, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Neuroethology, molecular neuroscience, speech and language, vocal learning, central auditory processing, learning and memory, neurogenomics

Charles K. Meshul, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Pathology
Research Biologist and Director, Electron Microscopy Facility, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Parkinson's disease, drugs of abuse, electron/light microscopy, immunocytochemistry, in vivo microdialysis, synaptic plasticity, neuroleptic drugs, treadmill exercise, neuroanatomy, cellular

Suzanne H. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Areas of interest: Determinants of risky and impulsive decision-making; alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana use; neurobiology of choice; behavioral genetics of impulsivity; behavioral economics

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Chair and Ruth Matarazzo Professor
Research Interests: motivated behavior, electrophysiology, animal models of psychiatric disorders

Kim A. Neve, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Pharmacologist, VAMC
Areas of interest: Dopamine receptors, signal transduction, cellular and molecular biology of g protein-coupled receptors, structure-function analysis of dopamine receptors, behavior

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

Tamara J. Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice-Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, The Portland Alcohol Research Center
Senior Research Career Scientist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Board Member and Past President, Research Society on Alcoholism
Research Interests: Behavioral genetics, quantitative genetics, alcohol, methamphetamine, addiction, neuroscience, stress

Jacob Raber, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurology, and Radiation Medicine
Affiliate Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
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

Andrey E. Ryabinin, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Alcoholism, drug addiction, neuropeptides, stress, social neuroscience

Marina Wolf, Ph.D.

Secondary Appointment

Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Circadian rhythms, sleep, synaptic transmission, suprachiasmatic nucleus, neural network activity
 
Matthew Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: The effects of clock synchrony on cardiometabolic health, how the circadian clock governs sleep apnea severity in humans, temporal patterns of sleep apnea as predictors of mortality
 
Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Developmental neuroscience, addiction
 
Assistant Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center and Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Representation of speech and other natural sounds in auditory cortex, learning and attention-driven changes in auditory representation, biological mechanisms underlying neural computations
 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: neurotransmitter transporters, dopamine receptors, protein trafficking, therapeutics for drug and alcohol abuse, Parkinsons
 
Research Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Behavioral pharmacology; neuroendocrinology; addiction; drug reinforcement and motivation; drug discrimination; drug self-administration; animal models of alcohol, nicotine, and methamphetamine abuse
 
Chief and Professor, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Animal models of alcohol and drug addiction, stress response to chronic alcohol drinking, MRI imaging of brain circuitry, advances in cognitive assessment of primate behavior, behavioral pharmacology
 
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Neurological Surgery
Associate Dean, Basic Research, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making
 
Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
Director, Balance Disorders Laboratory
 
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Career Scientist, Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
 
Associate Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Advanced Imaging Research Center, and Behaviorla Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Fetal development, magnetic resonance imaging, neurodeveloment disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
 
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Sleep, EEG, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's, autism
 
Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center and Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Development therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's and Batten diseases; creating non-human primate models of neurodegenerative diseases; developing and testing novel gene therapy strategies to deliver genes to the brain; assessing brain connectivity in neurodegenerative diseases using novel imaging techniques; translational therapeutics; viral vectors; neurosurgery
 
Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research, Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
 
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, Division of Psychology
 
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and 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

Anna Wang Roe, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Organization and function of cerebral cortex; sensory systems: vision, touch, attention; neuroimaging and neurotechnology; brain development
 
Professor and Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, MRI, pharmacokinetics, brain
 
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Mario and Edith Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Department Chair, Neurological Surgery
Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
Areas of interest: Pediatric epilepsy, cranial synostosis, chiari malformation, tethered spinal cord, neurosurgical education
 
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of interest: Basic mechanisms of lung development; potential effects of smoking during pregnancy on lung development and therapeutic interventions; clinical approaches to lung development, prematurity, and improved respiratory outcomes; epigenetic effects of in utero exposure to smoking; nicotine, nicotinic receptors and ly-6 proteins; nicotine and lung cancer; e-cigarettes
 
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Physiology and Pharmacology
Areas of interest: Aging, circadian rhythms, neuroendocrinology, puberty

Affiliate

Bill Griesar, Ph.D.
Instructor, Psychology, Portland State University
Instructor, Psychology & Neuroscience, WSU-Vancouver
Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

David Rossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University

Todd D. Watson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Lewis & Clark College

Yueping Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Lewis & Clark College

Emeritus

Gregory P. Mark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Behavioral Neuroscience

Joseph D. Matarazzo, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Behavioral Neuroscience

Ruth G. Matarazzo, Ph.D., ABPP, ABCN
Professor Emeritus
Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Arthur N. Wiens, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Behavioral Neuroscience

Kristine Wiren, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Behavioral Neuroscience

 

Available for Mentorship 2018/19

Matthew Butler, Ph.D. (Butler Clock Physiology Lab)
Areas of interest: The effects of clock synchrony on cardiometabolic health. How the circadian clock governs sleep apnea severity in humans. Temporal patterns of sleep apnea as predictors of mortality.

Damien A. Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D. (Fair Neuroimaging Lab)
Areas of interest: Cognitive brain development, ADHD, autism, neuroimaging

Matthew M. Ford, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Behavioral pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, addiction, drug reinforcement and motivation, drug discrimination, drug self-administration, animal models of alcohol, nicotine, and methamphetamine abuse

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Glia, astrocytes, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, neuronal development, neurite outgrowth, extracellular matric, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans

William F. Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making

Christopher D. Kroenke, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Fetal development, magnetic resonance imaging, neurodevelopment disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D. (Moghaddam Laboratory)
Areas of interest: Schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety, addictive disorders

Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D. (Developmental Brain Imaging Lab)
Areas of interest: Adolescent brain and cognitive development in healthy and at-risk populations

Kim A. Neve, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Dopamine receptors, signal transduction, cellular and molecular biology of g protein-coupled receptors, structure-function analysis of dopamine receptors, behavior

Angela R. Ozburn, Ph.D. (Ozburn Lab)
Areas of interest: Circadian gene regulation of mood- and alcohol-use disorders, testing and characterizing therapies for reducing alcohol and drug intake in animal models

Jacob Raber, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Effects of genetic factors, such as apoE, and environmental factors, including irradiation, immunotherapy, a high-fat diet, environmental toxins, and other stressors, on brain structure and function in experimental mouse models of human neurological diseases

Andrey E. Ryabinin, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Alcoholism, drug addiction, neuropeptides, stress, social neuroscience, neurobiology of disease

Page last updated: October 26, 2017