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Core Faculty

View faculty in our department holding full-time appointments as assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Northwestern University. Learn more about their work and connect with affiliated centers and lab sites via the information below. Or, see our A-Z faculty profile directory for the full department list.

Maccaferri, Gianmaria

Maccaferri, Gianmaria

Professor of Neuroscience

Bio

Brain functions are the result of the coordinated activity of large networks of neurons, which are composed by many different cell types. As a consequence, the specific properties of synaptic communic... [more]

Martina, Marco

Martina, Marco

Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

My lab has two main research lines: one is cellular neurophysiology, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of action potential generation and propagation and on the role of dendrites in post syna... [more]

McCrimmon, Donald R

McCrimmon, Donald R

Professor of Neuroscience and Anesthesiology

Bio

Neural control of breathing, Respiratory rhythm generation, Reflex control of breathing

McKenna, Kevin E

McKenna, Kevin E

Professor of Neuroscience and Urology

Bio

sexual function, erection, ejaculation, orgasm, erectile dysfunction, prostate

Miller, Lee E

Miller, Lee E

Professor of Neuroscience/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bio

The three fundamental goals of my research are the following: 1) To understand the nature of the brain's own signals -- the "language" in which movement commands are expressed by neurons in the centra... [more]

Mussa-Ivaldi, Ferdinando A

Mussa-Ivaldi, Ferdinando A

Professor of Neuroscience, McCormick School of Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bio

Areas of interest and expertise include robotics, neurobiology of the sensory-motor system and computational neuroscience. Among Dr. Mussa-Ivaldi’s achievements are the first measurement of human arm ... [more]