Training Faculty

Atheir Abbas, MD, Ph.D. - abbasat@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Area of interses: The role of interneurons in regulating working memory circuitry and associated task-related information, and the use of computational techniques to analyze high density neural recordings to understand how populations of neurons represent behaviorally-relevant information

Bahareh Ajami, Ph.D - ajami@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Area of interest: The function and biology of the brains intrinsic immune cells: microglia

Matthew Butler, Ph.D. - butlema@ohsu.edu     
Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Areas of interest: biological rhythms and health, neuroendocrinology of sex differences, sleep epidemiology

Vincent Costa, Ph.D. - costav@ohsu.edu   
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: reinforcement learning, motivation and emotion, systems neuroscience

John C. Crabbe, Ph.D. - crabbe@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Portland Health Care System
Areas of interest: mouse behavior, genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, genetic animal models, binge drinking, drug dependence, drug tolerance

Verginia C. Cuzon Carlson, Ph.D. - cuzoncar@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Areas of interest: developmental Neuroscience and addiction

Stephen V. David, Ph.D. - davids@ohsu.edu
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
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

Deborah A. Finn, Ph.D. - finnd@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Research Pharmacologist, Research Service, VAMC
Areas of interest: GABAergic neurosteroid modulation of ethanol drinking and ethanol withdrawal, the influence of steroid levels on brain function and behavior, with behavioral assessments using animal models of anxiety, depression, and seizure susceptibility, neurochemical substrates underlying binge drinking and interaction with stress with a focus on sex differences, and the use of genetic animal models to examine alcohol-related behaviors

Matthew M. Ford, Ph.D. - fordma@ohsu.edu
Research Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Areas of interest: behavioral pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, addiction, drug reinforcement and motivation, drug discrimination, drug self-administration, and animal models of alcohol, nicotine and methamphetamine abuse

Kathleen A. Grant, Ph.D. - grantka@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Chief, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
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

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D. - guizzett@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: astrocytes, glia, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, neuronal development, extracellular matrix, neurite outgrowth, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans

Mary M. Heinricher, Ph.D. - heinricm@ohsu.edu
Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
Associate Dean, Basic Research, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Research, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

William Hoffman - hoffmanw@ohsu.edu
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: effects of methamphetamine on cognition and decision-making

Susan Ingram, Ph.D. - ingrams@ohsu.edu
Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine

Skyler Jackman, Ph.D. - jackmans@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor, Vollum Institute
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Assistant Scientist, Vollum Institute
Areas of interest: neurotransmitter release, short-term synaptic plasticity, neural circuits, presynaptic calcium sensors

Aaron J. Janowsky, Ph.D. - janowsky@ohsu.edu
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Senior Research Career Scientist, Portland VA Medical Center

Christopher D. Kroenke, Ph.D. - kroenkec@ohsu.edu
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Areas of interest: fetal development, magnetic resonance imaging, neurodevelopment disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Matthew Lattal, Ph.D. - lattalm@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: neurobiology of learning and memory, models of substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, learning theory, pharmacological approaches to enhancing memory, and epigenetic mechanisms of memory

Miranda M. Lim, M.D., Ph.D. - lmir@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: sleep, EEG, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurodegeneration, alzheimer's, autism

Jodi L. McBride, Ph.D. - mcbridej@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: developing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's and Batten diseases, creating non-human primate models of neurodegenerative diseases, and developing and testing novel gene therapy strategies to deliver genes to the brain

Claudio V. Mello, M.D., Ph.D. - melloc@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: neuroethology, molecular neuroscience, speech and language, vocal learning, central auditory processing, learning and memory, and neurogenomics

Suzanne H. Mitchell, Ph.D. - mitchesu@ohsu.edu
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Areas of interest: determinants of risky and impulsive decision-making, alcohol, nicotine and marijuana use, neurobiology of choice, behavioral genetics of impulsivity, and behavioral economics

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D. - bita@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: systems neuroscience approaches to understanding cognitive-affective interface, novel behavioral and computational models of mood and cognitive disorders, and prefrontal cortex and action selection

Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D. - nagelb@ohsu.edu
Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research, Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Kim A. Neve, Ph.D. - nevek@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
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, and behavior

Angela R. Ozburn, Ph.D. - ozburn@ohsu.edu
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: circadian gene regulation of mood- and alcohol-use disorders, and testing and characterizing therapies for reducing alcohol and drug intake in animal models

Tamara J Phillips - phillipt@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center
Director, Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC)
Areas of interest: behavioral genetics, quantitative genetics, alcohol, methamphetamine, addiction, neuroscience, and stress

Jacob Raber, Ph.D. - raberj@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Bill D. Rooney, Ph.D. - rooneyw@ohsu.edu
Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Areas of interest: magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and pharmacokinetics

Andrey E. Ryabinin, Ph.D. - ryabinin@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: alcoholism and drug addiction, stress-related neuropeptides, and social neurobiology of addiction

Elinor L Sullivan, Ph.D. - sullivel@ohsu.edu
Associate Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Areas of interest: behavioral regulation, brain development, developmental programming, maternal nutrition, neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety, and serotonin

Henryk F. Urbanski, Ph.D., D.Sc. - urbanski@ohsu.edu
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Director, Biology of Aging Program, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Co-Director, OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Areas of interest: aging, circadian rhythms, neuroendocrinology, and puberty

Anna Wang Roe, Ph.D. - roea@ohsu.edu
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: organization and function of cerebral cortex, sensory systems: vision, touch, attention, neuroimaging and neurotechnology, brain development

Marina Wolf, Ph.D. - wolfmar@ohsu.edu
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: synaptic plasticity underlying behavioral changes in animal models of drug addiction