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Dr. Jonathan Fox

Neuroscience Graduate Program

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766 9953

Email: jfox7@uwyo.edu

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Doctoral Neuroscience Program

Neuroscience Faculty

Jonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox

Director and Professor, Department of Veterinary Science

We study molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration particularly in the context of Huntington’s disease (HD). We work primarily with genetic mouse models of HD. We use a variety of approaches to elucidate disease mechanisms including anatomic studies...

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Brenda Alexander

Brenda Alexander

Assistant Professor, Reproductive Biology

Research is focused on reproductive physiology with a focus on neuroendocrine mechanisms controlling reproduction and reproductive behavior in domestic livestock. A special emphasis of research explores the neuroendocrine control of ram reproductive behavior...

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Travis E. Brown

Travis E. Brown

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

The main focus of the Brown laboratory is determining how exposure to drugs of abuse, traumatic events and painful stimuli ultimately impacts neuroplasticity. I am interested in how regulation of the extracellular matrix mediates synaptic organization and eventually behavioral output.

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Jared S. Bushman

Jared S. Bushman

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Dr. Bushman’s primary research interests are the roles of astrocytes and other glia in the central nervous system and regeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems following traumatic injury or disease.

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Kurt Dolence

Kurt Dolence

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests include Organic Biochemistry

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Zoltan M. Fuzessery (Emeritus)

Zoltan M. Fuzessery (Emeritus)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology and Physiology

Neuroethological approach to information processing in the vertebrate auditory system, using behavioral, psychophysical, neurophysiological and neuroanatomical approaches to unravel the neural substrates for sound localization, echolocation and recognition of communication signals.

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Yun Li

Yun Li

Assistant Professor of Zoology and Physiology

I am interested in understanding the biological basis of behavior. I believe that the pattern of neural activity contains some version of information, since all sensory signals are converted into neural activity, and the contents of our thoughts, emotions and knowledge are all carried by neural activity.

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Karen Mruk

Karen Mruk

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science

Her past research investigated how potassium channels in the nervous system play a role in various afflictions, including epilepsy. Currently, her lab focuses on nervous system injury and regeneration using zebrafish as a model. Read More
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Sreejayan Nair

Sreejayan Nair

Professor, School of Pharmacy

My laboratory is interested in studying insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1)-mediated signal transduction in neuronal cells. Our long-range goal is to identify the role of insulin and IGF1 in neurodegenerative disorders. Read more: Visit website  |  Email: sreejay@uwyo.edu

Jonathan F. Prather

Jonathan F. Prather

Associate Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology

The goal of my lab is to understand the neural mechanisms that enable us to communicate. This process requires that we perform and perceive complex signals, and we are only beginning to understand how those signals are processed in the central nervous system.

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Kara G. Pratt

Kara G. Pratt

Associate Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology

I am interested in the functional development of neural circuits and how sensory input regulates this process. It has been well established that external sensory stimuli is necessary for proper circuit development and refinement, but the intracellular mechanism(s) underlying this type of plasticity are not understood.

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Stephen W. Santoro

Stephen W. Santoro

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology

The mammalian nervous system is profoundly altered by experience – a process that is essential for development, adaptation and learning. Disruption of experience-dependent changes is thought to underlie certain neurodevelop­mental disorders. Despite their importance, the mechanisms by which experiences are converted into long-term neuronal changes are not well understood.

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Qian-Quan Sun

Qian-Quan Sun

Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology

One of the amazing characters of our brain is its ability to learn and to adapt. This capacity of learning is enormous when we are young. In addition, injury to the immature brain results in much more elaborate reorganization than that observed with comparable injuries in adulthood.

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Baskaran “Baski” Thyagarajan

Baskaran “Baski” Thyagarajan

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy

The major goal of my lab is to understand the regulatory role of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channels in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative, neuromuscular and metabolic diseases.

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Dr. Jonathan Fox

Neuroscience Graduate Program

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766 9953

Email: jfox7@uwyo.edu

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