Faculty

Primary

John Belknap, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Career Scientist, Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, statistics, microarray analysis, QTL analysis mouse models, behavioral

Kari J. Buck, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Scientist, Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Neuroscience. Genetic predisposition to alcohol and drug self-administration, learning and reward,

Lucia Carbone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Assistant Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Research Interests: Chromosome evolution, particularly centromere repositioning and chromosomal rearrangements

John C. Crabbe, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Senior Research Career Scientist, Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Mouse behavior genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, genetic animal models, drug dependence, drug tolerance

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 Fair, PA-C, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Research Interests: MRI, development, human models, animal models

Deborah A. Finn, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Pharmacologist, Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: 1. GABAergic neurosteroid modulation of ethanol drinking and ethanol withdrawal 2. The influence of steroid levels on brain function and behavior, with behavioral assessments using animal models of anxiety, depression, and seizure susceptibility 3. Neurochemical substrates underlying binge drinking and interaction with stress with a focus on sex differences 4. Use of genetic animal models to examine alcohol-related behaviors

Matthew Frerking, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroscience, electrophysiology, synaptic transmission

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Glia, Astrocytes, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, FASD, neuronal development, neurite outgrowth, extracellular matrix, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, sulfates enzymes, arylsulfatase B, epigenetics, DNA methylation, histone acetylation, histone deacetylase (HDAC), DNA methyl transferase (DNMT)  

Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Behavioral genetics, drug abuse, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology

Dan Inacu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

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

K. Matthew Lattal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Learning, memory, behavior, mouse, hippocampus, neuroscience, molecular mechanisms

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

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 Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Research Interests: Impulsivity, risk taking, learning, decision-making, drug abuse

Kim Neve, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Pharmacologist, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Dopamine receptors, signal transduction, cellular and molecular biology of G protein-coupled receptors, structure-function analysis of dopamine receptors, behavioral

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

Joint Appointment

Senior Scientist, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Services
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Circadian rhythm, suprachiasmatic nucleus, calcium, signal transduction, synaptic transmission
 
Senior Scientist and Associate Director for Applied Research, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests:  Behavior, training, intervention, TWH, BARS, cTRAIN, neurotox, human, Total Worker Health
 
Matthew P. Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Sleep research, circadian systems, melatonin
 
Assistant Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Electrophysiology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, alcohol abuse, basal ganglia, brain development, synaptic plasticity
 
Assistant Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Auditory system, cortex, computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavior
 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: neurotransmitter transporters, dopamine receptors, protein trafficking, therapeutics for drug and alcohol abuse, Parkinsons
 
Staff Scientist II, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Behavioral pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, addiction, drug reinforcement and motivation, drug discrimination, drug self-administration, animal models on alcohol, nicotine or methamphetamine abuse
 
Chief and Senior Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Animal models of alcohol, abuse and alcoholism, Sex differences in risk for and consequences of alcohol consumption, Behavioral Pharmacology of alcohol, In vivo imaging of alcohol effects on brain development of non human primates, Genetic and behavioral datasets related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, alcohol, alcoholism, primates, behavioral
 
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Pain, Pain modulation, Descending control, Analgesia, Hyperalgesia, Circuitry, Brainstem, Autonomic control, Inflammation, Cytokines, Inflammatory mediators , Neuromodulation Systems
 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making
 
Professor, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, Balance Disorders Laboratory
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
 
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Career Scientist, Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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
 
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
 
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Research in the Kroenke lab utilizes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to characterize cellular-scale anatomy
 
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury, sleep, arousal, EEG, cognition, dietary therapy, social behavior, translational studies
 
Assistant Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Gene therapy, neuroscience, neurodegeneration, Huntington's disease, RNA interference, viral vectors
 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Developmental cognitive neuroscience, adolescent brain development, neuroimaging, pediatric neuropsychology, alcoholism
 
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
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
 
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
 
Senior Scientist and Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
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
 
Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Director, Residency Program, Neurological Surgery
Vice-Chairman, Education, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: pain, pain modulation, analgesia, hyperalgesia, neuromodulation, stem cells
 
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Lung cancer, lung development, nicotine acetylcholine, nicotinic receptors, muscarinic receptors, smoking, smoking and pregnancy, addiction, e-cigarettes, epigenetics
 
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Physiology and Pharmacology
Research Interests: Circadian rhythms, neuroendocrinology, aging, cognition, reproductive neuroendocrine axis

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 Rotations/Mentorship 2017/18

Charles N. Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Services
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Circadian rhythm; suprachiasmatic nucleus, calcium; signal transduction; synaptic transmission

Kari J. Buck, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Scientist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Research Interests: Neuroscience; genetic predisposition to alcohol and drug self-administration; learning and reward;  dependence and withdrawal

Matthew P. Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Research Interests:  Sleep research; circadian systems; melatonin

Lucia Carbone, Ph.D.
Director of Epigenetics Consortium, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Chromosome evolution, particularly centromere repositioning and chromosomal rearrangements; Transposable elements; Epigenetics

John C. Crabbe, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Senior Research Career Scientist, Research Service, VA Portland Health Care System
Research Interests: Mouse behavior genetics; alcohol and drug abuse; genetic animal models; binge drinking; drug dependence; drug tolerance

Verginia 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

Stephen David, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Auditory system; cortex; computational neuroscience; systems neuroscience; behavior

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Research Interests: MRI; development; human models; animal models

Matthew M. Ford, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Behavioral pharmacology; neuroendocrinology; addiction; drug reinforcement and motivation; drug discrimination; drug self-administration; animal models on alcohol; nicotine or methamphetamine abuse

Kathleen A. Grant, Ph.D.
Chief and Senior Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Animal models of alcohol; abuse and alcoholism; sex differences in risk for and consequences of alcohol consumption; behavioral Pharmacology of alcohol; in vivo imaging of alcohol effects on brain development of non human primates; genetic and behavioral datasets related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism; alcohol; alcoholism; primates; behavioral

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Glia; astrocytes; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; FASD; neuronal development; neurite outgrowth; extracellular matrix; chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans; sulfates enzymes; arylsulfatase B; epigenetics; DNA methylation; histone acetylation; histone deacetylase (HDAC); DNA methyl transferase (DNMT)

William F. Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making

Fay B. 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; systems

Sarah L. Karalunas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology; ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders; cognitive development and pediatric neuropsychology; heterogeneity in clinical populations; EEG/ERP methodology

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Fetal development, Magnetic resonance imaging, Neurodevelopment disorders including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Garet Lahvis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Altruism; social motivation; vocal communication; empathy; ground squirrels; self-recognition; eye-gaze;  facial expression; imitation; story telling; children

K. Matthew Lattal, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: 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

Miranda M. Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Sleep; EEG; traumatic brain injury; post-traumatic stress disorder; neurodegeneration; Alzheimer's; autism; social behavior; translational studies 

Jodi McBride, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Research Interests: Gene therapy; neuroscience; neurodegeneration; neurosurgery; Huntington's disease; RNA interference; viral vectors; basal ganglia; modeling; Batten disease; imaging

Claudio Mello, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroethology; molecular neuroscience; vocal communication; vocal learning; central auditory processing; learning and memory; neurogenomics; neuronal plasticity; activity-dependent gene regulation; avian physiology; comparative neuroanatomy; sex steroid actions on the brain and behavior; adult neurogenesis

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair (January 2017)

Bonnie J. Nagel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Research Interests: Developmental cognitive neuroscience; adolescent brain development; neuroimaging; pediatric neuropsychology; alcoholism

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

Barry S. Oken, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Neurology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: cognitive neuroscience; attention; stress; human neurophysiology; EEG/ERP; mind-body medicine;  cognitive changes with aging and neurodegenerative diseases

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
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, Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Neurology
Affiliate Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, 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

William D. Rooney, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Research Interests: Quantitative MR imaging and spectroscopy; cerebral fluid dynamics; cerebral metabolism; blood vessel phenotyping; aging; neuroinflammation; neurodegeneration.

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

Eliot R. Spindel, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Lung cancer; lung development; nicotine acetylcholine; nicotinic receptors; muscarinic receptors; smoking; smoking and pregnancy; addiction; e-cigarettes; epigenetics

Henryk F. Urbanski, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests: Circadian rhythms; neuroendocrinology; aging; cognition; reproductive neuroendocrine axis

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