Neuroscience Work Group

 

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Members

 

Paul F. Aravich, PhD            Professor, Dept. Of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Aravich is interested in the cognitive and emotional consequences of various forms of brain injury; positive behavioral controls for challenging behaviors; caregiver stress; successful aging; the arts and medicine; and animal models of Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Aravich's website

 

Richard P. Ciavarra, PhD     Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, EVMS

Dr. Ciavarra’s interest is in how the immune system, sleep and the perception of stress interact in both the basal state and following invasion of a neurotropic viral pathogen.   Dr. Ciavarra’ s website

 

Dianne C. Daniel, PhD         Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, EVMS

Dr. Daniel’s neuroscience related research addresses the role of a novel DNA binding protein, Pur-gamma, in response to DNA damage and stress in the CNS involving its functional interaction with the anti-aging helicase, WRN.   Dr. Daniel’s website

 

Stephen I. Deutsch, MD     Professor and Chair,  Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, EVMS

Dr. Deutsch's interest is to translate knowledge of metabolic and neurotransmitter abnormalities in major neuropsychiatric disorders into more effective pharmacotherapeutic interventions.   Dr. Deutsch’s website

 

Earl W. Godfrey, PhD          Professor, Dept. Of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Godfrey’s current research project is to test a new therapy using cells from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease).   Dr. Godfrey’s website

 

Edward M. Johnson, PhD   Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, EVMS

Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on viral and genetic factors affecting DNA replication/recombination in neurons and glial cells of the CNS. 

 

György Lonart, PhD            Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Lonart’s focus is on synaptic transmission and mapping synaptic networks involved in fear, learning and sleep regulation in normal and diseased brains.   Dr. Lonart’s website

 

Alberto E. Musto, MD, PhD     Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Musto is interested in the physiopathology of the development of epilepsy after brain injuries with the aim to provide new biomarkers for early diagnosis and novel therapies.   Dr. Musto's website

 

Larry D. Sanford, PhD         Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Sanford’s Sleep and Behavior Laboratory at EVMS is primary on understanding the neurobiological processes that give rise to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   Dr. Sanford’s website

 

Sheila A. Scoville, PhD         Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Scoville's research involves the effects of mercury on cerebellar development using an avian model.   Dr. Scoville’s website

 

Tushar A. Shah, MD              Asst. Professor, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk VA and EVMS

Dr. Shah investigates the role of Complement and its inhibition in a rat model of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.   Dr. Shah’s website

 

Laurie L. Wellman , PhD     Assoc. Prof.,  Dept. of Pathology and Anatomy, EVMS

Dr. Wellman's research focuses on the role of the amygdala in fear and sleep.   Dr. Wellman’s website

 

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