Primary Faculty

Jose F. Abisambra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Asst. Dean of Diversity

Karina Alviña, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

I am passionate about understanding the complex molecular mechanisms of estrogen's effect on memory and discovering why the loss of ovarian estrogen during the menopausal years affects the cognitive function of some women but not all

Linda Bean, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Jennifer L. Bizon, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Co-Director Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM) Center

David R. Borchelt, Ph.D.


Director, SantaFe Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Argyle Bumanglag, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Sara N. Burke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Director, Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM) Center

Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Co-Coordinator Neuroscience Ph.D. Program

Paramita Chakrabarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jeremy J. Flint, Ph.D.

Instructional Assistant Professor

Asst. Director of Neuroscience Online Programs

Thomas C. Foster, Ph.D.


Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Research on Cognitive Aging and Memory

Benoit Giasson, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair of Education

Co-Coordinator Neuroscience Ph.D. Program

Christopher G. Janus, Ph.D

Research Associate Professor

Valerie Joers, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Habibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D., PharmD

Professor, Vice Chair of Research

Ashok Kumar, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Christian Lessard, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Jada Lewis, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair of Diversity

Co-Deputy Director McKnight Brain Institute

Min Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Ron Mandel, Ph.D.


Alfonso Martín-Peña, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Andrew P. Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jeremy McIntyre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Director of Summer Neuroscience Internship Program

Leonid L. Moroz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Harry S. Nick, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs


Nancy Padilla-Coreano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Matt Sarkisian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Neuroscience Master’s Program

Sue Semple-Rowland, Ph.D.


Director of Online Neuroscience Programs

Malú D. L. Tansey, Ph.D.

Norman and Susan Fixel Professor

Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center

Changjun Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Guilian M. Xu, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

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