Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience

Understanding the cellular and molecular foundation of the nervous system.


Johns Hopkins researchers collaborate extensively with researchers from multiple disciplines to bring together expertise in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, cellular electrophysiology, and imaging.  Utilizing cellular and molecular tools, research into the development and function of the nervous system addresses fundamental questions that relate to high-level neuronal function. By looking at diverse biological mechanisms such as sensation, biological rhythms, emotion, and memory and cognition as well as genetic and acquired diseases, researchers have made discoveries with wide-ranging implications.

Recent faculty discoveries illuminate molecular underpinnings for many basic neuronal functions including sensory transduction (of light, sound, odors, pressure and temperature); development of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves; synaptic function and dysfunction; neuronal excitability; and neuropharmacology.

 

  • Jay Baraban, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Dwight Bergles, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Seth Blackshaw, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Mary Blue, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Antonello Bonci, MD Position: Adjunct Professor in Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Frank Bosmans, PharmD, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Physiology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Solange Brown, MD, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Pete Calabresi, MD Position: Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Peter Campochiaro, MD Position: Professor of Ophthalmology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Michael Caterina, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Biological Chemistry Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Jeremiah Cohen, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Brain Science Institute Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ted Dawson, MD, PhD Position: Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Valina Dawson, PhD Position: Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physiology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Angelika Doetzlhofer, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Gul Dolen, MD, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Brain Science Institute, Wendy Klag Center, Director of Diversity Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Xinzhong Dong, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Dermatology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Daniel Drachman, MD Position: Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Mohamed Farah, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Paul Fuchs, PhD Position: John E. Bordley Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Michela Gallagher, PhD Position: Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Elisabeth Glowatzki, PhD Position: Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Loyal Goff, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Marnie E. Halpern, PhD Position: Carnegie Institution for Science Staff Member Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Stewart Hendry, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ahmet Hoke, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Director of Neuromuscular Division Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Richard Huganir, PhD Position: Professor and Director Department of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Sangwon Kim, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Medicine Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Alfredo Kirkwood, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Alex Kolodkin, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Rejji Kuruvilla, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • John Laterra, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Gabsang Lee, PhD, DVM Position: Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Hey-Kyoung Lee, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • David Linden, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Tom Lloyd, MD, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Brady Maher, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Seth Margolis, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Mark P. Mattson, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Conor McMeniman, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes
  • Mollie Meffert, MD, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Guo-Li Ming, MD, PhD Position: Adjunct Professor Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Ulrich Mueller, PhD Position: Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Biology Areas of research: Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Jeff Mumm, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Ocular Molecular Biology Areas of research: Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Daniel O'Connor, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Neuroscience Brain Science Institute Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD Position: Dir., Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology, Prof. of Medicine and Neurosciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Prof. of Innovation Management, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Jonathan Pevsner, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Christopher Potter, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Neuroscience Center for Sensory Biology Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Zhaozhu Qiu, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Physiology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Randall Reed, PhD Position: Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Christopher Ross, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neuroscience, Director, Division of Neurobiology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Akira Sawa, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Ronald Schnaar, PhD Position: Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Erik Snapp, PhD Position: Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Solomon Snyder, MD, DSc, DPhil (Hon Causa) Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Shanthini Sockanathan, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Hongjun Song, PhD Position: Adjunct Professor Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Charlotte Sumner, MD Position: Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Neurology, Director of Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders Areas of research: Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Jiou Wang, MD, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Shigeki Watanabe, PhD Position: Assistant Professor of Cell Biology Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Philip Wong, PhD Position: Professor of Pathology Areas of research: Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Paul Worley, MD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Mark Wu, MD, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Neurology Areas of research: Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Bin Wu, Ph.D. Position: Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • King-Wai Yau, PhD Position: Professor of Neuroscience Areas of research: Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience
  • Don Zack, MD, PhD Position: Professor of Ophthalmology Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease
  • Feng-Quan Zhou, PhD Position: Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Areas of research: Developmental Neuroscience, Cellular + Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease