Faculty

Purdue is home to world class faculty in a multitude of science and engineering disciplines; the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience is no different. Around 100 faculty in 6 colleges and 25 departments at Purdue find a common home in the Institute to ensure its recognition as a Pillar of Excellence on a global scale.

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NameEmailDepartmentResearch DescriptionProgram Area
Aguilar, R. Claudio claudio@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Vesicle trafficking and protein sorting abnormalities that contribute to neurodegenerative and developmental diseases Aging & Neurodegeneration
Alexander, Joshua alexan14@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Experimental Amplification Aging & Neurodegeneration
Barker, Eric barkerel@purdue.edu College Of Pharmacy Structure-function of antidepressant and psychostimulant sensitive neurotransmitter transporters Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Bartlett, Edward ebartle@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Central auditory function in aging and development, thalamocortical circuits Aging & Neurodegeneration
Bentley, R. Timothy rbentley@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Translational brain cancer: from spontaneous canine brain tumors to human patients Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Bernal, Ximena xbernal@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Animal communication; Insect Neuroethology Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Bharadwaj, Hari hbharadwaj@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Systems neuroscience of auditory perception, Human electrophysiology and neuroimaging, Sensorineural hearing loss, Autism Aging & Neurodegeneration / Neuroengineering
Brewster, Amy abrewst@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Mechanisms of dendritic regulation in epilepsy Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Burgess, John burgesjr@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Oxidative stress, defined by the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is implicated in the development of many chronic and degenerative diseases as well as some psychological disorders. ROS accumulation damages cellular macromolecules and can lead to loss of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and endogenous antioxidants. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Cannon, Jason cannonjr@purdue.edu Health Sciences Etiopathogenesis of Parkinson's disease Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Chester, Julia jcheste@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Genetic and environmental influences on psychiatric disorders Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Chmielewski, Jean chml@purdue.edu Chemistry Developing Trojan-horse approaches to delivering therapies across the blood-brain barrier Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Chopra, Gaurav gchopra@purdue.edu Chemistry Interactome based methods to study neurodegeneration for therapeutic discovery Aging & Neurodegeneration
Chubykin, Alexander chubykin@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Neural circuits in visual perception; perception of time; autism; neuroengineering Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Claridge, Shelley claridge@purdue.edu Chemistry Nanopatterned biomolecular interfaces with electrodes Neuroengineering
Claxton, Laura ljclaxton@purdue.edu Department Of Health And Kinesiology Integration of the development of motor and cognitive processes in infants and young children Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Cui, Meng mengcui@purdue.edu Electrical And Computer Eng Development of neuro-imaging technology for fundamental neuroscience Neuroengineering
Dydak, Ulrike udydak@purdue.edu Health Sciences Neuroimaging (MRI) of neurodegenerative and movement disorders Neuroengineering
Ekenstedt, Kari kje0003@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Genetics of naturally-occurring inherited canine models of human neurologic diseases. Development, Genetics, and Neuropharmacology
Ellis, Jessica jmellis@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Fatty acid metabolism, physiology, and control of lipid flux particularly in relation to neurological health and disease. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Fekete, Donna dfekete@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Inner ear development Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Fernandez-Juricic, Esteban efernan@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Coevolution of visual systems and visually-guided behavior Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Flaherty, Daniel dflaher@purdue.edu Medicinal Chemistry/Molecular Pharmacology I am a medicinal chemist by trade and recently have begun working on a possible target to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s. Aging & Neurodegeneration
Foti, Daniel foti@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Cognitive and affective abnormalities in psychopathology Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Fox, Edward au_gc@psych.purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Brain-gut interactions regulating food intake and body weight Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Francis, Alexander francisa@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Psychophysiological response to listening to speech in noise Aging & Neurodegeneration
Francis, Gregory gfrancis@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Neural network models of visual perception Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Freeman, Jennifer jfreema@purdue.edu Health Sciences Developmental neurotoxicity and the developmental origins of neurodegenerative disease Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Friedman, Elliot efriedman@purdue.edu Human Development And Family Studies Biological, psychological, and social influences on healthy aging Aging & Neurodegeneration
Gardner, Stephanie sgardne@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Anatomy of age-related hearing loss Aging & Neurodegeneration
Garner, Allen algarner@purdue.edu Nuclear Engineering Electric pulse manipulation of nervous system cells Neuroengineering
Goni, Joaquin jgonicor@purdue.edu Industrial Engineering Brain connectivity under different diseases/impairments Neuroengineering
Gutmann, Michelle mgutmann@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Speech, language, communication and cognition in neurodegenerative disease. Assistive technology for communication. Research group: Aging and Neurodegeneration Aging & Neurodegeneration
Haddad, Jeffrey jmhaddad@purdue.edu Department Of Health And Kinesiology The integration between posture and manual movements across the human life-span Aging & Neurodegeneration
Heinz, Michael mheinz@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Neural coding in normal and impaired auditory systems; Models of auditory signal processing and perception Aging & Neurodegeneration
Helie, Sebastien shelie@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Computational cognitive neuroscience of sensorimotor learning. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Hill, Catherine hillca@purdue.edu Entomology Development of novel therapeutics for control of infectious diseases; Biology of invertebrate G protein-coupled receptors Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Hockerman, Gregory gregh@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Defining the roles of specific voltage-gate Ca2+ channels in pancreatic beta cell function. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Hollenbeck, Peter phollenb@purdue.edu Office Of The Provost The transport and life cycle of mitochondria in the nervous system Aging & Neurodegeneration
Hrycyna, Christine hrycyna@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug discovery for inhibitors of human Icmt and for human ABC transporters at the blood-brain barrier Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Huang, Fang huang892@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Super-resolution microscopy for cellular structures, functions and dynamics Neuroengineering
Huber, Jessica jhuber@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Treatment of changes to speech and cognition with aging and Parkinson's disease Aging & Neurodegeneration
Hunt, Greg ghunt@purdue.edu Entomology Honey bee brain oxphos metabolism and aggressive behavior Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Irazoqui, Pedro pip@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Implantable devices for closed-loop neuromodulation Neuroengineering
Kaganovich, Natalya kaganovi@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Audiovisual processing in typically developing children and in children with developmental disorders Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Keehn, Brandon bkeehn@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Attentional strengths and weaknesses and their neurofunctional underpinnings in autism Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Kemmerer, David kemmerer@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Neural substrates of semantic knowledge in relation to perception and action Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Kinzer-Ursem, Tamara tursem@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Computational and experimental approaches to studying spatiotemporal dynamics of protein signal transduction at synapses Neuroengineering
Kinzig, Kimberly kkinzig@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Neuroendocrinology of energy balance Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Kluender, Keith kkluender@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Sensorineural processing of complex sounds Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Knipp, Greg gknipp@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Investigating in vitro and in vivo blood-brain barrier permeation. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Kong, Nan nkong@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Stochastic Optimization; discrete optimization; agent-based modeling and simulation healthcare resource allocation Neuroengineering
Krishnan, Ravi rkrish@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Auditory Neuroscience - experience dependent plasticity in the brain Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Kuang, Shihuan skuang@purdue.edu Animal Sciences Development and diseases of neuromuscular junctions, motoneuron degeneration, motoneuron-skeletal muscle interaction Aging & Neurodegeneration
Lee, Hugh hwlee@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Implantable microscale sensors and actuators for treatment of neurological disorders Neuroengineering
Lee, Ji Yeon lee1704@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Language processing and recovery in adult neurogenic disorders Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Leonard, Laurence xdxl@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Childhood language disorders Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Leung, Yuk Fai yfleung@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Disease-causing gene network and novel therapies for retinal degeneration Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Li, Jianming jianming@purdue.edu Center For Paralysis Research Spinal cord and peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials and drug delivery Neuroengineering
Lill, Markus mlill@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Development of computational methods for studying protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions for drug discovery. Aging & Neurodegeneration
Liu, Zhongming zmliu@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Development of integrated neural imaging, recording and stimulation techniques for advanced brain research Neuroengineering
Lucas, Jeffrey jlucas@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Animal communication; avian audiology Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Lyle, Tiffany tiffanylyle@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Blood-tumor barrier alterations in brain metastases from lung cancer Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Malandraki, Georgia malandraki@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Neurophysiology and neuroplasticity of the swallowing neural network in children and adults Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Marceau, Kristine KristineMarceau@purdue.edu Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology Gene-environment interplay, prenatal experiences, physiological responses to stress, pubertal development, parenting and parent-child relationships, development of behavior problems and substance use. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Mattes, Richard mattes@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Mechanisms and functions of taste Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Mcnally Keehn, Rebecca rmcnall@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences
Mendrysa, Susan mendrysa@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Cerebellum development and tumorigenesis Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Moon, Jungil moon104@purdue.edu Derivation and distribution of induced pluripotent stem cells. I also provide differentiated cells such as neural precursors and cardiomyocytes. Neuroengineering
Munguia-Vazquez, Raymundo rmunguia@purdue.edu Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology To understand how the central nervous system adapts and responds to a diverse array of disorders; i.e. central Auditory Processing Disorders (cAPD), tinnitus, sensorineural hearing loss, and/or mild traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Nauman, Eric enauman@purdue.edu Mechanical Engineering Prevention, detection, and treatment of traumatic brain injury Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Nie, Linda hnie@purdue.edu Health Sciences Biomedical Instrumentation Development Neuroengineering
O'Connor, Sean oconnor1@champion.iupui.edu Neuroengineering Analysis of electroencephalopgraphic measures of brain function Neuroengineering
O'Haire, Marguerite mohaire@purdue.edu Neurotrama and Neuropathology Human-Animal Interaction, including companion animals, service animals for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), animal assisted intervention such as for autism, and animal welfare. Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Ogas, Joe ogas@purdue.edu Biochemistry Neuronal differentiation Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Ogata, Niwako nogata@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Translational research between human mental health and canine behavior health Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Paschou, Perry ppaschou@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Genetics Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Perez-Torres, Carlos cperezto@purdue.edu Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology Focus on how radiation treatment affects the normal brain to develop better diagnostic MRI tools (is it tumor or just a treatment side effect?) and to potentially improve radiation therapy of brain tumors. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Phillips, Robert phillipr@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Focuses on the autonomic nerve circuits with which the brain coordinates gastrointestinal tract functions and regulates food intake Aging & Neurodegeneration
Powley, Terry powleyt@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Autonomic nerve circuitry and physiology. Aging & Neurodegeneration
Pushkar, Yulia ypushkar@purdue.edu Physics And Astronomy Biophysics; Energy Research Neuroengineering
Ready, Donald dready@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Development of the Drosophila retina. Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Redick, Thomas tredick@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Working memory individual differences and interventions Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Rickus, Jenna rickus@purdue.edu Vice Provost For Teaching And Learning Biofunctional Materials for Sensing and Actuation of Cells and Tissues Neuroengineering
Rietdyk, Shirley srietdyk@purdue.edu Department Of Health And Kinesiology Control of balance and mobility Aging & Neurodegeneration
Rispoli, Joseph jrispoli@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering High-field MRI and spectroscopy of the brain and spinal cord Neuroengineering
Robles, Estuardo roblese@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Neuroscience at the cellular or circuit level Neuroengineering
Rochet, Chris jrochet@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Mechanisms of neurotoxicity and neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease Aging & Neurodegeneration
Rossie, Sandra srossie@purdue.edu Biochemistry Neuronal signal transduction and disease Aging & Neurodegeneration
Sangha, Susan sangha@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Neural circuitry of safety, fear and reward learning Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Sayles, Mark saylesm@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Systems neuroscience, brainstem auditory neurophysiology, binaural hearing, sensorineural hearing loss Aging & Neurodegeneration
Scharf, Michael mscharf@purdue.edu Entomology Insecticide mode of action and mechanisms of insecticide resistance Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Schwichtenberg, A.J. ajschwichtenberg@purdue.edu Human Development And Family Studies Developmental trajectories in early childhood, at risk development, developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder), sleep health, social-emotional development Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Seidl, Amanda aseidl@purdue.edu Health & Human Services I am interested in early predictors of language. Specifically, this work explores the ways in which measures of early speech perception, production, and the input to the child relate to later language in both typical development and in children at-risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Neuroengineering
Shah, Kavita kavitashah@purdue.edu Chemistry Identification of effective drug targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases using Chemical Genetic Tools Aging & Neurodegeneration
Shi, Riyi riyi@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Mechanism and treatment of CNS trauma and diseases Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Siskind, Jeffrey qobi@purdue.edu Electrical And Computer Eng fMRI investigation of the language-vision interface Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Smith, Anne asmith@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences How the brain controls the production of speech Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Strickland, Elizabeth estrick@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Behavioral measurements of peripheral auditory processes, particular dynamic adjustments in response to sound Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Suter, Daniel dsuter@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Dynamics and mechanisms of axonal growth, guidance, and regeneration Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Swithers, Susie swithers@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Experience and development of controls of ingestive behavior Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Talavage, Thomas tmt@purdue.edu Electrical And Computer Eng Functional and structural neuroimaging for assessment of function, behavior and neurophysiology Neuroengineering
Tantama, Mathew mtantama@purdue.edu Chemistry Protein engineering optical tools to study neurodegeneration in Parkinson's models Neuroengineering
Tao, W. Andy watao@purdue.edu Biochemistry Mass spectrometry-based proteomic studies of signaling in neurons Neuroengineering
Tong, Yunjie tong61@purdue.edu Multimodal imaging of human brain function, perfusion and physiology Neuroengineering
Tonnsen, Bridgette btonnsen@purdue.edu Psychological Sciences Neurodevelopmental disorders; early detection of autism and child behavior problems; attention and self-regulation Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Trader, Darci dtrader@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Discovery and application of small molecules to stimulate the proteasome for the treatment of neurological diseases associated with protein accumulation Aging & Neurodegeneration
Urcuioli, Peter uche@psych.purdue.edu Psychological Sciences General interests encompass stimulus control and discrimination learning Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Van Rijn, Richard rvanrijn@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Neuropharmacology of substance use disorders Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Vlachos, Pavlos pavlos.vlachos@gmail.com Mechanical Engineering Experimental and clinical biofluid mechanics and hemodynamics; diagnostics and imaging Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Wachs, Juan jpwachs@purdue.edu Industrial Engineering Rehabilitation and robotics using neuroengineering Neuroengineering
Watts, Val wattsv@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors and adenylyl cyclases Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Weake, Vikki vweake@purdue.edu Biochemistry Epigenetic regulation of aging in the eye Aging & Neurodegeneration
Webb, Kevin webb@purdue.edu Electrical And Computer Eng Biophotonics Neuroengineering
Weber, Christine cmw@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Development of neural systems for language processing Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Wells, Ellen wells54@purdue.edu Health Sciences Neurological impact of metal exposure; developmental origins of adult disease Aging & Neurodegeneration
Wilbur, Ronnie wilbur@purdue.edu Speech, Language And Hearing Sciences Neurolinguistic processing Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Yang, Jer-Yen jyyang@purdue.edu Neurotrauma & Neuropathology Deficiency in the process of embryo development will lead to birth defects and severe disease, such as cancer. The Hedgehog (Hh) pathway is a conserved signaling system essential for embryonic development. Neuroengineering
Yang, Yang yangyang@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Channelopathies of the nervous system Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Yuan, Chiongli cyuan@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Our research group is interested in understanding the epigenetic contributions to neuron stem cell differentiation and proliferation. Neuroengineering
Zelaznik, Howard hnzelaz@purdue.edu Department Of Health And Kinesiology Basic mechanisms of the speed-accuracy trade off Development, Genetics & Neuropharmacology
Zhang, Guangjun gjzhang@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Cancer and developmental genetics using zebrafish as a model Neurotrauma & Neuropathology
Zhang, Min minzhang@purdue.edu Statistics Statistical genetics of neurological disorders Aging & Neurodegeneration
Zheng, Wei wz18@purdue.edu Health Sciences Metals in neurodegenerative diseases; blood-brain barrier and blood-CSF barrier in molecular transport; choroid plexus-CSF-subventricular zone in adult neurogenesis Neurotrauma & Neuropathology

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