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The Institute for Neuroscience

 

The Institute for Neuroscience (INS) is the administrative center for neuroscience research at The University of Texas at Austin. The INS administers the neuroscience graduate program and binds together more than 70 neuroscience related faculty. Research at the INS is diverse with investigators covering all major disciplines and techniques in neuroscience and representing a broad range of research interests, from molecular neuroscience and genetics, through physiology, cellular and systems research, to cognition and behavior and the neurobiology of disease. The multidisciplinary environment fostered by the INS creates a vibrant, collaborative and exciting atmosphere that poises the INS on the cutting edge of neuroscience training and research. INS faculty provide unparalleled opportunities for research and train our graduate students to become critical thinkers capable of understanding the full breadth of conceptual and technical approaches to neuroscience.

Abraham, Lawrence
512-232-2684
BEL 536
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AGARWALA, SEEMA
Seema Agarwala
Associate Professor
Cellular and molecular bases of Neural Tube Closure and birth defects
512-232-4797
PAT 407
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ALDRICH, RICHARD W
Richard W Aldrich
Professor
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II

Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and signaling molecules.
512-232-6246
NHB 4.504
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ATKINSON, NIGEL S
Nigel S Atkinson
Professor
Molecular mechanisms underlying alcoholism
512-232-3404
PAT 228
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BAJAJ, CHANDRAJIT L
Chandrajit L Bajaj
Professor, Core Faculty
CAM Chair in Visualization

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Graphics and Visualization, Scientific Computing
512-471-5133
POB
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BALLARD, DANA H
Dana H Ballard
Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Natural Computation
512-471-9750
GDC
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Ben-Yaker, Adela
Adela Ben-Yakar
Professor
Harry L. Kent, Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

512-475-9280
ETC 7.132
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BITTNER, GEORGE D
George D Bittner
Professor
Cellular/molecular mechanisms of plasmalemmal repair and nerve regeneration.
512-471-5454
PAT 321
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BRAGER, DARRIN H
Darrin H Brager
Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer
512-475-7928
NHB 2.320
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Britt, Steve
Steven G Britt
Professor of Neurology, Professor of Medicine
512-495-5542
HDB 3.226
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Brumback, Audrey
Audrey C Brumback
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Assistant Professor (Medical)
512-495-5241
NHB 2.122
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Champagne, Frances
Champlin, Craig
Craig A Champlin
Professor
Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professorship

512-471-6345
CMA 4.120C
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Church-Lang, Jessica
Jessica A Church-Lang
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
512-475-7009
SEA 2.216
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COLGIN, LAURA L
Laura L Colgin
Associate Professor
Investigate how brain rhythms affect memory operations, using multisite tetrode recordings from behaving animals.
512-232-6361
NHB 2.146
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Cormack, Lawrence
512-471-5380
SEA 4.228
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Curley, James
James P Curley
Associate Professor
Delville, Yvon
Yvon Delville
Professor
512-232-5731
SEA
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Ding, Ming-Chieh
Ming-Chieh Ding
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dobbs, Lauren No
Lauren K Dobbs
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dominguez, Juan
Juan M Dominguez
Associate Professor
512-232-8050
SEA 5.252
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DREW, MICHAEL
Michael Drew
Associate Professor
Hippocampal memory, fear learning and extinction of fear memory, adult hippocampal neurogenesis
512-232-6367
NHB 3.132
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Dunn, Andrew
Andrew K Dunn
Professor, Professor of Diagnostic Medicine
Cockrell Family Dean's Chair in Engineering Excellence | Donald J. Douglass Centennial Professorship in Engineering | J. H. Herring Centennial Professorship in Engineering

512-232-2808
BME 4.202I
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Dunsmoor, Joseph
Joseph E Dunsmoor Jr
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
512-495-5144
HDB 4.216
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Duvauchelle, Christine
Christine L Duvauchelle
Associate Professor
512-471-1090
PHR 5.224D
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EBERHART, JOHANN K
Johann K Eberhart
Associate Professor
512-232-8340
PAT 522
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Fonken, Laura
Laura K Fonken
Assistant Professor
512-232-8331
BME 3.510C
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Fonzo, Greg No
Gregory A Fonzo
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Gaudet, Andrew
Andrew D Gaudet
Assistant Professor
512-471-0189
SEA 5.230
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Geisler, Wilson
Wilson S Geisler III
Professor
David Wechsler Regents Chair in Psychology

512-471-3054
SEA 4.328
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GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Professor, Director (Academic)
To understand how sensory systems function and develop
512-232-4888
NHB 3.342
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Goldschen-Ohm, Marcel
Goldschen-Ohm, Marcel
Assistant Professor
512-232-1677
NHB 4.352
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Gonzales, Rueben
Rueben A Gonzales
Professor
Jacques P. Servier Regents Professorship in Pharmacy

512-471-5192
PHR 5.224C
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Gonzalez-Lima, F
F Gonzalez-Lima
Professor
George I. Sanchez Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts

Brain research on transcranial lasers, memory enhancement, neuroprotection, neurocognitive disorders
512-475-8497
SEA 3.236
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Gore, Andrea
Andrea C Gore
Professor
Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, in Honor of Professor C. C. Albers

Mechanisms by which the brain controls reproductive development and aging; endocrine disruptors & the brain
512-471-3669
BME 3.510B
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Goris, Robbe
Robbe L Goris
Assistant Professor
Visual Perception, Perceptual Decision-Making, Computational Neuroscience
Hamilton, Liberty
J Liberty S Hamilton
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Neurology
512-471-1929
CMA 4.116B
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HARRIS, KRISTEN M
Kristen M Harris
Professor
To elucidate structural components involved in the cell biology of learning and memory.
512-232-3968
NHB 3.406
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HARRIS, R ADRON
R A Harris
Professor
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

Investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence.
512-232-2514
MBB 1.124
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Hayhoe, Mary
Mary M Hayhoe
Professor
512-475-9338
SEA 4.234
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Henry, Maya
Maya L Henry
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor of Neurology
HOFMANN, JOHANN
Hans Hofmann
Professor
Neuromolecular and genomic basis of social behavior and its evolution
512-475-6754
PAT 319
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Howard, Mackenzie
Mackenzie A Howard
Research Assistant Professor, Courtesy Faculty
Discovering cellular and circuit mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders
HUK, ALEXANDER C
Alexander C Huk
Professor
Raymond Dickson Centennial Professorship #2

Focuses on how we see things move using electrophysiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, psychophysics, and computational modeling.
512-232-5729
SEA 4.238
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Huth, Alexander
Alexander Huth
Assistant Professor
Jabbi. Mbemba
Mbemba Jabbi
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
512-495-5195
HDB 4.210
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JOHNSTON, DANIEL
Daniel Johnston
Professor, Director (Academic)
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Cellular neurophysiology–information processing and storage in single neurons and small neural networks; memory, epilepsy.
512-232-6564
NHB 2.504
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Jones, Theresa
512-232-1814
SEA 6.106
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Kuo, John S.
John S Kuo
Department Chair, Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurosurgery
512-495-5557
HDB 3.212
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Lacagnina, Anthony