Name
Department
Interest Area
Contacts and Web Address
Abeer Alwan
Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Signal processing, mathematical modeling of human speech production & perception mechanisms, and applications to speech processing algorithms and devices.
310-206-2231; 310-206-4304

alwan@icsl.ucla.edu

faculty link

Marvin Bergsneider
Neurosurgery, UCLA
Pathobiology of the metabolic responses (PET) to traumatic brain injury and computer modeling of the hemodynamics of intracranial pressure physiology.
310-206-4100

mbergsneider@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

James Bisley

Neurobiology, UCLA

Neural mechanisms underlying visual perception, visual attention, and visual memory

310-267-3467

jbisley@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

H. Tad Blair

Psychology, UCLA

Neurophysiological and behavioral studies of learning, memory, and motivation

310-825-5463

blair@psych.ucla.edu

faculty link

Susan Bookheimer
NPI & H-

Brain Mapping, UCLA

Functional MRI of language and memory in normal volunteers and patients with Alzheimer's, brain tumors, and developmental language difficulties.
310-794-6386

sbook@ucla.edu

faculty link

Kevin C. Brennan

Neurology, UCLA

Cortical spreading depression; basic mechanisms of migrane

310-206-7226

kbrennan@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link
 

Jeffrey Bronstein
Neurology, UCLA
Molecular biology of glia and glial tumors; development of immunotherapy for glioma; clinical research in Parkinson’s disease.
310-794-2158

jbronste@ucla.edu

faculty link

Dean Buonomano
Neurobiology, UCLA
Neural basis of temporal information processing; how neurons develop selective responses to temporal characteristics such as the order, duration and intervals of different stimulus features.
310-794-5009; 310-794-5012

dbuono@ucla.edu

faculty link

Marie-Francoise Chesselet
Neurology, UCLA
Molecular mechanisms of dysfunction and neurodegeneration in the basal ganglia.
310-267-1781

mchesselet@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Mark Cohen
Neurology/Radiological Science/Psychiatry, UCLA
Use of MRI to understand-structure function relationships in the human brain. Development of acquisition and analysis technologies; utilization of these tools with a particular focus on cognitive aspects of sensory perception & imagery
310-206-5437

mscohen@ucla.edu

faculty link

Antonio DeSalles
Neurosurgery, UCLA
Functional Neurosurgery: Clinical aspects of Parkinson's disease after pallidotomy and basic research in Parkinsonism MPTP model including cell transplantation and growth factor injections in basal ganglia; Radiosurgery: Clinical research on application of radiosurgery for brain tumors, epilepsy, and chronic pain, and basic research on effects of ionizing radiation to cerebral vasculature and neuronal firing.
310-794-1221

adesalles@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Joseph DiStefano
Computer Science, UCLA
Biocybernetics, bioengineering, modeling and simulation, modeling theory and methodology, artificial intelligence/knowledge based systems, dynamic systems optimization, estimation, identification, and control.
310-825-7482; 310-825-4033

joed@cs.ucla.edu

faculty link

Bruce Dobkin
Neurology, UCLA
Translation of work in motor control and learning from basic neuroscience to clinical rehabilitation.
310-206-6500

bdobkin@ucla.edu

faculty link

Bruce Dunn
Material Science & Engineering, UCLA
Electrical and optical properties of inorganic solids; organic/inorganic hybrid materials; encapsulation of enzymes and other proteins in sol-gel materials, biomedical and chemical sensors, solid electrolytes and ion transport.
310-825-1519

bdunn@ucla.edu

faculty link

Reggie Edgerton
Physiological Science; Neurobiology, UCLA
Neuromuscular plasticity in response to altered function, growth factors and hormones.
310-825-1910

vre@ucla.edu

faculty link

Jack Feldman
Neurobiology, UCLA
Systems neurobiology.
310-825-0954; 310-825-2123

feldman@ucla.edu

faculty link

Joaquin Fuster
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, UCLA
Cortical physiology of perception and memory.
310-825-0247; 310-825-5528

joaquinf@ucla.edu

faculty link

Alan Garfinkel
Physiological Science, UCLA
Mathematical models of physiological systems, especially in cell and tissue electrophysiology. Data analysis using methods of nonlinear dynamics (“chaos theory”).
310-794-7214

agarfinkel@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Robert Greenberg
Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Electrical stimulation of the retina, especially modeling and electrophysiology with the goal of creating a retinal prosthesis for patients blind from outer retinal degenerations (such as retinitis pigmentosa.

310-206-1137;
818-833-5050 -off campus

bob@2-sight.com

unavailable

Warren Grundfest
Biomedical Engineering, UCLA
Development of excimer lasers for medical applications, minimally invasive surgery, angioscopic evaluation of intravascular disease processes, magnetic-guided interventional procedures, laser lithotrispsy, microendoscopy, spectroscopy.
310-794-5550

warrenbe@seas.ucla.edu

faculty link

Chih-Ming Ho
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCLA
Micro tranducers, fluid dynamics and biomechanics.
310-825-9993; 310-825-2369

chihming@seas.ucla.edu

faculty link

Larry Hoffman

Surgery/Division of Head & Neck Surgery, UCLA

Coding of dynamic sensory stimuli, principally by the vestibular sensory epithelia within the inner ear.

310-825-9823

lfh@ucla.edu

faculty link

Jack Judy
Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Micromachining, MEMS, new technologies for the neural-electronic interface, and neural prosthetics.
310-206-1371; 310-206-1668

jjudy@ee.ucla.edu

faculty link

William Kaiser
Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Concentration on the development of a distributed network sensor technology, low power analog and digital electronics, and low power RF communication.
310-825-6465; 310-825-2647

kaiser@ee.ucla.edu

faculty link

Daniel Kamei

Bioengineering, UCLA

Molecular cell bioengineering

310-206-4826

kamei@seas.ucla.edu

faculty link

CJ Kim
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCLA
MEMS, especially the issues related to mechanical engineering, including design and fabrication of microstructures microactuators and systems, physics in microscale, and micromanufacturing.
Michael Levine
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia.
Jia-Ming Liu
Electrical Engineering, UCLA
The areas of nonlinear optics, ultrafast lasers, nonlinear and dynamic processes in materials and devices, and numerical simulations of photonic devices and systems.
310-206-2097; 310-206-1668

liu@ee.ucla.edu

faculty link

Xin Liu
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UCLA
Molecular genetics of mammalian neurodevelopment, neurological disease, and biological clock.
310-794-5880; 310-825-5454

xliu@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

John Mazziotta
Neurology, UCLA
Develop, refine, validate and distribute tools and data to measure brain structure and function in both health and disease.
Walter Metzner
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroethology). How the central nervous system transforms sensory signals into motor commands that control adaptive behavior.
Istvan Mody
Neurology, UCLA
Long-term changes in neuronal excitability through regulation of voltage- and ligand-gated channel function.
Harold Monbouquette
Chemical Engineering, UCLA
Biosensors; thermostable redox enzymes for chiral synthesis and for diagnostics.
Carlo Montemagno
Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering UCLA
Integrate life processes with engineered systems at the nano- and atomic scale. The research currently being conducted in our laboratory can be divided into four fundamental research thrusts: Biomolecular Motor-Powered Nanodevices, Applied Nanotechnology and Engineering, Photoluminescent Volumetric Imaging, Environmental Pathogen Monitoring.
Peter Narins
Physiological Science, UCLA
Understanding the neural, biophysical and behavioral adaptations exhibited by vertebrates in processing auditory and vibratory signals in background noise.
Ichiro Nishimura
Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, UCLA
Genetic control of aging; Molecular mechanisms of cell phenotype determination; Tissue engineering of normal and functional tissues of the face; Biotechnology application to wound healing and chronic pain syndrome.
Thomas Otis
Neurobiology, UCLA
Excitatory synaptic transmission; cerebellum.

William Pardridge

Medicine-Endocrinology, UCLA

Blood-brain barrier; drug targeting to brain, brain gene therapy

310-825-8858; 310-206-8305

wpardridge@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Russell Poldrack

Psychology, UCLA

Cognitive neuroscience of human learning and memory

310- 794-1224

poldrack@ucla.edu

faculty link

Dario Ringach
Neurobiology; Psychology, UCLA
Visual neurophysiology and psychophysics.

Jacob Schmidt

Bioengineering, UCLA

Research combines physical and biological nanofabrication techniques with protein engineering to make new kinds of hybrid devices

310-825-4451

schmidt@seas.ucla.edu

faculty link

Felix Schweizer
Neurobiology, UCLA
Synaptic transmission.
Desmond Smith
Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, UCLA
Neural functional genomics.
310-206-0086; 310-794-5711

dsmith@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Michael Sofroniew
Neurobiology, UCLA
Neural injury and repair.
Igor Spigelman
Oral Biology and Medicine, School of Dentistry, UCLA
Basic mechanisms and treatment of chronic pain and neurodegenerative conditions such as epilepsy, stroke and brain trauma.
Paul Thompson
Neurology, UCLA
Neuroimaging and brain mapping.
Arthur Toga
Neurology; Brain Mapping, UCLA
Brain mapping, morphometric variability in humans, optical intrinsic imaging for the study of neurovascular coupling and cortical activation in humans and animal models.
310-206-2101; 310-206-6472

toga@loni.ucla.edu

faculty link

Joshua Trachtenberg

Neurobiology, UCLA

Structural basis of functional plasticity in the cerebral cortex.

310-825-0873

jtrachtenberg@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

Julio Vergara

Physiology, UCLA

Skeletal muscle excitation-contraction coupling and synaptic transmission, and regulation of intracellular Ca+ homeostatis.

310-825-9307

jvergara@mednet.ucla.edu

faculty link

John Villasenor

Electrical Engineering, UCLA

Research interests are in joint source and channel coding, lattice vector quantization, wavelet filter design, wireless multimedia communications, and low complexity image and video coding architectures and algorithms.

310-825-0228

villa@icsl.ucla.edu

faculty link

James Weiss
Earth & Space Science Division, JPL
Robotic surgical tools and exoskeleton technology; micro devices for in situ chemistry and neuromuscular stimulation; fiber optic delivery systems; computational modeling.
818-354-5420

jweiss@scn1.jpl.nasa.gov

unavailable

Benjamin Wu
Materials Science & Engineering; Biomedical Engineering, UCLA
Tissue engineering and neural repair.
Richard Zimmer
Organismic Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Design and fabrication of chemical sensors, signal processing and identification of chemosensory information within natural aquatic habitats.