Name Research Interest
Arthur Arnold
Distinguished Research Professor
Sex differences in the brain, neuroendocrinology, evolution and function of the sex chromosomes
Gene Block
Distinguished Professor
Neurobiology of circadian rhythms
Scott Chandler
Neuronal Mechanisms Controlling Jaw Movement
Rachelle Crosbie-Watson
Molecular Basis of Muscle Function and Muscular Dystrophy
Reggie Edgerton
Distinguished Research Professor
Neural Control of Movement and Neuromuscular Plasticity
Gordon Fain
Distinguished Research Professor
Physiology of mammalian photoreceptors
Mark Frye
Neural circuits for visual and olfactory behavior
David Glanzman
Biology of Learning and Memory
Fernando Gomez-Pinilla
Professor in Residence
Mechanisms of Neural Repair
Alan Grinnell
Distinguished Research Professor
Synaptic function
Elaine Hsiao
Assistant Professor
Microbiome, Neurobiology of Disease, Neuroimmunology, Host-Microbe Interactions
Walter Metzner
Sensory processing/motor control, especially auditory feedback control of vocalization; Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroethology)
Peter Narins
Distinguished Professor
Auditory Behavior, Neurophysiology and Mechanics
Ketema Paul
Associate Professor
Sleep regulatory mechanisms
Patricia Phelps
Neuronal Development and Regeneration: Migration and axon outgrowth
Gina Poe
Amy Rowat
Assistant Professor
Mechanics and Physiology of Biological Materials
Barnett Schlinger
Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species
Judith Smith
Neural control of stereotypic limb motions with and without motion-dependent feedback and/or in the absence of specific supraspinal input
James Tidball
Distinguished Professor
Pathophysiological mechanisms in muscular dystrophy
Stephanie Correa
Assistant Professor
Neural control of energy homeostasis, estrogen signaling, neuroendocrinology
David Walker
Molecular Biology of Aging
Stephanie White
Social influences on learning and memory
Roy Wollman
Associate Professor
Grace Xiao
Computational and systems biology of gene expression
Xia Yang
Associate Professor
Integrative genomics and systems biology of common complex diseases


Name Research Interest
James Barnard
The role of diet and exercise in the prevention and control of degenerative diseases.
Alan Garfinkel
Research Professor
mathematical modeling of electrophysiology
John Hodgson
Spinal neuromotor control and biomechanics of lower/hind- limb movement.
Allan Tobin
Neurodegenerative Disorders; Spinal Cord Injury

Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty

Name Research Interest
Ronald Cooper
Youssef Ezzeddine
Anthony Friscia
Mammalian evolution in the early Cenozoic. Small-bodied carnivore ecomorphology, evolution and community structure in North America and Africa.
Tama Hasson
Evaluation of undergraduate research programs and science retention programs. Using control groups to evaluate student program success. Disseminating best practices to promote UCLA programs.
Sharmila Venugopal
Computational Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration, Neural Engineering, Undergraduate STEM Education
William Whiting
Biomechanics of human movement, with emphasis on performance evaluation and enhancement, and the mechanics of musculoskeletal injury.