Our Scientists

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Our Scientists 2017-09-28T23:02:41+00:00

NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR UNIT

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Our team of scientists conduct cutting-edge research focused on uncovering new medical treatments for humans and animals.

John P. Capitanio, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Primate social relationships, psychoneuroimmunology
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David G. Amaral, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Neurobiology of memory
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Karen L. Bales, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Comparative neurobiology of monogamy
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Melissa Bauman, Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Prenatal risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders
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Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Biological mechanisms of emotions and social behavior
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Andrew Fox, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Neurobiology of affective style
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Mari Golub, Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Effects of toxicants on brain development
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Erin Kinnally, Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Genes and environment in health and neurobehavioral traits
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Brenda McCowan, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Evolutionary and social network theories
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John H. Morrison, Ph.D., DIRECTOR –
Neurobiology of aging
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INFECTIOUS DISEASES UNIT

Paul A. Luciw, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
SIV pathogenesis, vaccines
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Amir Ardeshir, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Microbiota, immune system development, and Zika virus
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Peter A. Barry, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
CMV pathogenesis, maturation of immune system
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Satya Dandekar, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, mucosal immunity
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Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Host-microbe interactions, immune system development
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Smita S. Iyer, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
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Christopher J. Miller, D.V.M., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, influenza A, HSV-2, vaccines
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Jay V. Solnick, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori
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Koen Van Rompay, D.V.M., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
HIV vaccines and antiviral drugs, Zika virus pathogenesis
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REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE UNIT

Alice F. Tarantal, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Regenerative medicine/gene therapy, fetal/infant therapies, in vivo imaging
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Simon R. Cherry, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Biomedical imaging and the development of in vivo molecular imaging systems
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Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Immune ontogeny and tolerance
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Bill L. Lasley, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Women’s healthy aging and environmental hazards to human reproductive health 
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Catherine A. VandeVoort, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Gamete biology and cryopreservation, oocyte maturation, reproductive toxicology
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RESPIRATORY DISEASES UNIT

Lisa A. Miller, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Development of pulmonary immunity, pediatric asthma, air pollution
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Kent E. Pinkerton, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Environmental tobacco smoke and perinatal development
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Edward S. Schelegle,Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Pulmonary function in asthma
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