Sensory Systems

  • Functional organization of visual thalamic nuclei
  • Signal transduction & gene-regulation of cell death and survival in retina
  • Circuit development of the visual thalamus
  • Neurotrophins in regulating gustatory peripheral and central targeting
  • Mechanisms of central taste processing

Development and Plasticity

  • Developmental regulation of pituitary hormones
  • Development & plasticity of the visual cortex
  • Differentiation and regeneration of motor neurons & oligodendrocytes

Neural Injury and Repair

  • Therapeutic strategies for the treatment of spinal cord injury
  • Pelvic organ function and chronic pain following spinal cord injury
  • Development of novel therapies for skeletal muscle disorders
  • Plasticity of peripheral nerves and spinal cord

Anatomical Sciences and Instruction

  • Innovative approaches in teaching the anatomical sciences
  • Structural relations between bones, ligaments and surrounding neurovasculature
  • Anatomy and evolution of mammals
  • Tissue responses to xenobiotics and chemotherapy