UTSA NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE

Administration

Director:  Charles J Wilson PhD, Ewing Halsell Chair of Biology

Assoc Director:  Salma Quraishi PhD, Res Assistant Professor, Biology

Operations Manager:  Greg Granados MS, Program Coordinator

Neurobiology Doctoral Students

Second year

Vanessa Cerda

BS Biology/Neurobiology, UT Austin

Celia Gagliardi

BS Neuroscience, Boston University

Amandine Grenier

BS Biology, UTSA

Matthew Lopez MS

MS Applied Clinical Psychology, Lamar University

Kannan Thangamani

BS Biotechnology, SRM University (India)


Third year

Brian Fowler MS (Macpherson Lab)

MS Applied Cognition & Neuroscience, UT Dallas

Merridee Lefner (Wanat Lab)

BS BIology-Neurobiology, UTSA

Jessica Perkins (Paladini Lab)

BS BIology-Neurobiology, UTSA

Matthew Wood MS (Wicha Lab)

MS Applied Cognition & Neuroscience

Hector Zurita (Apicella Lab)

BS Biology-Neurobiology, UTSA


Fifth year

Juan Morales (Wilson Lab)

BS Applied Mathematics, UT Pan American

Alyssa Petko (Paladini Lab)

BS Biology-Neurobiology, UTSA

Fellows

Danielle Dickinson PhD, (Wicha Lab)

Language & Arithmetic

Jorge Gomez PhD, (Paladini Lab)

Astrocytes in the VTA Circuit

Paul Feyen PhD,  (Apicella Lab)

Sensory physiology

Idaira Oliva Pedron PhD, (Wanat Lab)

Neurobiology of motivated behavior

Denard Simmons PhD, (Wilson Lab)

Synaptic & intrinsic properties of neurons

Claire Stelly PhD, (Wanat Lab)

Neurobiology of motivated behavior

Investigators

Gary Gaufo
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Salma Quraishi
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Hyoung-gon Lee PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Cell cycle & signaling in neurodegeneration

Annie Lin PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Neural stem cells & disease

Yufei Huang PhD

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Brain computer interactions & informatics

Gary Gaufo PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Molecular & cellular approaches in neural development

Alfonso Apicella PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Cortical microcircuit physiology

Jenny Hsieh PhD

Professor & Semmes Chair, Biology

Gene regulation in stem cells & epilepsy therapeutics

David Jaffe PhD

Professor, Biology

Synaptic integration & plasticity of hippocampal neurons

Daijin Ko PhD

Professor, Management Science

Neurostatistics & analytics

Lindsey Macpherson PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Chemosensation from the tongue and gut to the brain

Kay Robbins PhD

Professor, Biology

Modeling, visualization & analysis of EEG

Aimin Liu PhD

Lutcher Brown Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry, Chemistry

Metalloprotein & enzymatic neurochemistry

Asif Maroof PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Neural stem cell differentiation & patterning

Isabel Muzzio PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Neural basis of spatial memory

Carlos Paladini PhD

Professor, Biology

Cellular & circuit mechanims of addiction & motivated behavior

George Perry PhD

Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology

Cytopathology of Alzheimer's disease

Robert Renthal PhD

Professor, Biology

Insect sensory systems

Fidel Santamaria PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Computation, intrinsic memory, scale free neurodynamics

Todd Troyer PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Neural & behavioral dynamics

Matt Wanat PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Neurobiology of motivated behavior

Nicole Wicha PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Neural stem cell differentiation & patterning

Charles Wilson PhD

Professor & Ewing Halsell Chair, Biology

Basal ganglia anatomy, physiology & computation