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Brain circuits mediating motivated behaviors; addiction, pain and depression
Protein folding, protein quality control, amyloid and misfolding diseases

H. Craig Heller

Phone: (650) 723-1509
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Neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, memory, and thermoregulation
Developmental biology of dopamine neurons and mRNA processing

Ron Kopito

Phone: (650) 723-7581
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Protein quality control and molecular mechanisms of disease

Christopher Lowe

Phone: (831) 655-6226
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Evolution and development, specifically the evolution of the deuterostomes
Genetic analysis of neural circuit organization and assembly in flies and mice

Susan K. McConnell

Phone: (650) 725-8786
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Determination of neuronal cell fates and connectivity
Evolutionary innovations in physiology and behavior from molecules to ecosystems

Robert Sapolsky

Phone: (650) 723-2649

Neuron death, stress, gene therapy
Novel imaging technologies to understand neural circuits, learning, and memory

Carla Shatz

Phone: (650) 723-0534
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How experience tunes up brain circuits during critical periods of development
Picture of Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Development, plasticity and degeneration of neural circuits

Alice Ting

Phone: (650) 723-0397
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Molecular technologies for the study of protein networks, mitochondria, synapses, and RNA

Emeriti Faculty

How social behavior changes neurons and their connections in the brain