Potential SNIP 2024 Mentor Labs


Dr. Jose Abisambra Tauopathies, Head Injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Molecular Mechanisms of Learning & Memory, Unfolded Protein Response
Dr. Jennifer Bizon Aging, Memory, Executive Function, Plasticity
Dr. Sara Burke Aging, Entorhinal Cortex, Hippocampus, Memory, Neurophysiology, Perirhinal Cortex
Dr. Eduardo Candelario-Jalil Ischemic Stroke, Neuroinflammation, Matrix Metalloproteinases, Cerebral Ischemia, Neurovascular Injury
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Chronic pain, Age-related pain perception and modulation in humans, Clinical neuroscience, Neuroimaging
Dr. Paramita Chakrabarty Role and spread of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Dr. Marcelo Febo Imaging psychostimulant-induced functional and structural changes in the rodent brain
Dr. Andrew Maurer Aging, Entorhinal Cortex, Hippocampus, Memory, Neurophysiology, Perirhinal Cortex
Dr. Valerie Joers Contribution of cannabinoid receptors to the immune system and neurodegenerative diseases
Dr. Barry Setlow Cognition, motivation, and addiction, Drug abuse and decision-making
Dr. Karina Alvina  Neural mechanisms altered by stress and environmental factors such as dietary habits and exercise
Dr. Erica Dale The focus of our research is to elucidate mechanisms of neuroplasticity and to create therapeutic strategies for CNS repair.
Dr. Paola Giusti-Rodriguez Genetics of psychiatric illnesses and neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr. Nancy Padilla-Coreano Neural mechanisms of social competence.
Dr. Matt Sarkisian Understanding how aggressive tumors thrive in the brain and investigating novel approaches to treatment.
Dr. Alfonso Martin-Peña Tau spreading mechanisms from the periphery to brain nuclei involved in learning and memory.
Dr. Aaron Mickle Studying and developing tools to better understand the multifaceted nature of visceral pain conditions.
Dr. Matt LaVoie Using stem-cell derived neurons and glia to reveal molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Mark Moehle Understanding the physiological, circuitry, and behavioral changes that cause the motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders.
Other Faculty With over 100 neuroscience related labs, there are many options for a summer internship. If you would like to work with someone not listed above, please search our graduate faculty list and let us know in your personal statement.