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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.

Apkarian, Apkar V

Apkarian, Apkar V

Professor of Neuroscience, Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Human brain imaging of chronic pain conditions. Animal studies of crtical dynamics of pain.

Baker, James

Baker, James

Professor of Neuroscience

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Vestibular, Oculomotor, Vision, Otoliths, Neurophysiology, Neuroanatomy, Behavior, Electromyography

Bevan, Mark D

Bevan, Mark D

Professor of Neuroscience

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My research focuses on the basal ganglia, a group of subcortical brain nuclei that are critical for voluntary movement and associative learning and are the primary sites of dysfunction in Parkinson’s ... [more]

Chan, C Savio

Chan, C Savio

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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My research interests center on better understanding the cellular and molecular building blocks that make up the basal ganglia macrocircuit as well as their implications on neural activity level, patt... [more]

Contractor, Anis

Contractor, Anis

Professor of Neuroscience and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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Synapses, plasticity, learning

Guemez Gamboa, Alicia D

Guemez Gamboa, Alicia D

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

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Identifying and investigating novel molecular bases of cellular recognition that control neuronal circuit assembly during human development and disease. To explore the broader roles for cell recogniti... [more]

Heckman, Charles J

Heckman, Charles J

Professor of Neuroscience/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

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Neurobiology of the mammalian spinal cord

Hockberger, Philip E

Hockberger, Philip E

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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Investigations of nerve cell behavior in vivo and in vitro; live cell imaging; phototoxicity

Kennedy, Ann K

Kennedy, Ann K

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Lerner, Talia N

Lerner, Talia N

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

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What do you want? Why do different individuals want different things? The Lerner Lab studies the neural circuit basis of motivation, reward learning and decision-making. We are interested in how indiv... [more]