behavioral neuroscience faculty and affiliates

 

 
 

 CORE FACULTY

  Maki1 Maki, Pauline
Professor           
BSB 1022D/NPI 328
(312) 996-6941
E-mail: pmaki@uic.edu         

Education: PhD, University of Minnesota, 1994.    
          

Women, cognition, mood, stress, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, perinatal depression and anxiety, mentorship.

  Ragozzino Michael Ragozzino
Professor and Department Head
BSB 1066B
(312) 996-2836
E-mail: mrago@uic.edu

Education
: PhD, University of Virginia, 1994.

 

Neural mechanisms in frontal-striatal circuitry underlying learning.



  Reilly Reilly, Stephen           
Professor and Program Chair
BSB 1042B
(312) 413-2625
E-mail: sreilly@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of York, 1985.

Neural mechanisms of learning, memory and motivation, with an emphasis on conditioned taste aversion and incentive learning.



           
 Jamie Roitman Roitman, Jamie
Assistant Professor
BSB 1042A
(312) 355-1458
E-mail: jroitman@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of Washington, 2002.

Neural correlates of economic choices.  Neurophysiological representation of quantity, time, and reward in awake-behaving animals.

 Roitman Roitman, Mitchell
Associate Professor
BSB 1042C
(312) 996-3113
E-mail: mroitman@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of Washington, 2001.

Affective neuroscience and drug addiction. In vivo voltammetry and single-unit recording.


 
 Wirtshafter Wirtshafter, David
Professor
BSB 2010
(312) 413-2631
E-mail: davew@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1982.

Neural basis of motivation and reward, gene expression and behavior, functional anatomy of the basal ganglia midbrain raphe nuclei, functions of dopamine and serotonin.


 

 affiliates

   Larson Larson, John
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SPHPI 529
(312) 413-4572
E-mail: jrlarson@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1987.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms for learning and memory; Olfaction (smell); Autism; Fragile X syndrome; Alzheimer’s disease; Comparative neurobiology.

 Amy Lasek Lasek, Amy
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
PHPI 466
(312) 355-1593
E-mail: alasek@psych.uic.edu

Education: PhD, Cornell University, 1998

Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying alcohol and drug addiction. Sex differences. Behavioral and molecular genetic studies in mice.

Levine Levine, Michael
Professor Emeritus
BSB 1022B
(312) 996-6133
E-mail: mikel@uic.edu

Education: PhD,  The Rockfeller University, 1972. 

 

Higher-order visual processing. Neural perception. Human brain imaging methods in various visual tests.

Morelli Morelli, Sylvia
Assistant Professor
BSB 1062B 
E-mail: smorelli@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of California, 2012.

Social neuroscience, empathy, social connection, prosocial behavior, social networks, mood disorders, and interventions.


          
 Stratford Stratford, Thomas
Research Assistant Professor
BSB B115
(312)355-0848
E-mail: ratdoc@uic.edu

Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992.

Neurophysiological control of food and water intake, with an emphasis on the influence of the nucleus accumbens, ventral pallidum, and raphe nuclei on hypothalamic feeding and drinking circuits.