Our faculty is composed of many of the nation’s leading neuroscience researchers representing a variety of sub-disciplines. Below is a listing of our Primary Faculty. Read about our Joint Faculty and Research Track faculty.

Neuroscience: Interim Chair

Paul J Pfaffinger, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3060

Primary Faculty: Neuroscience (A-R)

Dora Angelaki, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1469

Navigation circuits; Multisensory integration; Computational neuroscience

Jeannie Chin

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6407

Mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders…

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8913

Cellular and molecular mechanism of memory storage

Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7897

Glial cell development and disease

J. David Dickman, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-4589

Vestibular, Spatial Orientation, Navigation, Magnetoreception

Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1849

Research Interests

Andy Groves, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

Phone

  • (713) 798-8743

The development, evolution, and regeneration of the inner ear

Joanna Louisa Jankowsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8337

Understanding the link between APP/Aβ and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD)…

Xiaolong Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4072

Nuo Li

Assistant Professor

Matthew McGinley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neural mechanisms of auditory perception; Influence of brain state on perception and behavior…

Javier F. Medina

Associate Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Learning & Memory in Cerebellar Circuits; Neural Control of Movement; Computational Neuroscience…

Ankit B Patel

Assistant Professor

Ronald J. Parchem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1272

Neural Development, Neural Crest Development, Stem Cells and Cancer Biology

Xaq Pitkow

Assistant Professor

Computational Neuroscience

Matthew Neil Rasband, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-4494

Russell Scott Ray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

We study the molecular and genetic events that give rise to functional neural circuits and how those events may play a role in neurological disorders

David Ress, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3973

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; fMRI; Vision science; Image processing; Superior colliculus; Spatial vision; Cerebrovascular physiology

Primary Faculty: Neuroscience (S-Z)

Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1561

Discovery of new neural development molecules and pathways.; Development of nanoscopic imaging tools and techniques for circuit analysis.…

Harold David Shine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3828

Gene therapy of the nervous system; Spinal Cord Injury; Neuroimmunology of neural trauma

Francois St-Pierre

Assistant Professor

Development and application of genetically encoded tools to monitor and control neural activity; High-speed microscopy; Optogenetics; Protein engineering; Synthetic biology

Andreas Savas Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kimberley Renee Fuchs Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3981

Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural circuit formation and plasticity

Mingshan Xue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8109

Cortical circuit function and development in health and disease

Jeffrey Min-In Yau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5150