At BCM, faculty members have the freedom to select the programs that align with their research. Rather than be bound by the department or center into which they were hired, faculty opt into participation in graduate programs.  This ensures that you will interact with faculty who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives across the full depth and breadth of neuroscience.

Faculty A-I: Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Anne E Anderson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3976

Signal transduction mechanisms in epilepsy; Potassium channels; MAPK

Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1960

Michael S Beauchamp, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair of Basic Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-3175

Hugo J Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5272

William E Brownell, Ph.D.

Jake and Nina Kamin Chair of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

Phone

  • (713) 798-8540

Research Interests

Ching-Kang Jason Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Alice R. McPherson Retina Research Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-5459

Heterotrimeric G-proteins in Vision; Mechanisms and Consequences of Photoreceptor Degeneration; Retinal Cell Biology and Circuitry; Phototransduction

Jeannie Chin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6407

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

Edward C Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4939

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.

Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-8913

Cellular and molecular mechanism of memory storage

Richard De La Garza, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Neuropharmacology; Neuropsychiatry; Behavioral Pharmacology

Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.

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

Herman A. Dierick, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6865

Genetic and neurobiological mechanism of Drosophila aggression

Brett Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8182

Human Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation; Memory & Perception; Brain Computer Interfacing

Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Translational research; Basic research; Medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma

Yingbin Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Sarah Campbell Blaffer Endowed Chair

Protein trafficking; Retinal degeneration including retinitis pigmentosa & age-related macular degeneration; Gene editing based therapy

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1849

Research Interests

Andy Groves, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-8743

The development, evolution, and regeneration of the inner ear

Faculty J-N: Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Joanna Louisa Jankowsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8337

Xiaolong Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8123

Dissecting the cortical microcircuit in health and disease; connectopathies in epilepsy and autism-spectrum disorders

Caleb Kemere, Ph.D.

Adjunct Asst Prof

Hyun-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8955

Elucidating mechanisms of gliogenesis in neural development and how its dysfunction can lead to neurodegenerative disease

Nuo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Imaging metabolomics; Neurogenesis

Shailaja K Mani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Matthew McGinley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Javier F. Medina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Neural Circuits; Computational Neuroscience; Prediction Machines; Supervised Learning

Jeffrey L Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.

Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair in Neurogenetics

Phone

  • (713) 798-5860

Gene control of neuronal excitability within the developing mammalian CNS; Inherited neurological diseases; Epilepsy

Faculty O-R: Graduate Program in Neuroscience

T. Dorina Papageorgiou, Ph.D., M.H.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Human Brain Neuroimaging; Real-time Functional MRI Neurofeedback; Plasticity and Neuro-rehabilitation of Cortical Blindness…

Ronald J. Parchem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1272

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

Ankit B Patel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Robia G Pautler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3892

Gene Expression; Axonal Transport; Biomedical Imaging; Alzheimer's Disease; Neurophysiology

Paul J Pfaffinger, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3060

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

Claudia Sue Robertson, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 873-2794

Cerebral vascular flow; Brain injury; Imaging and biomarkers; Neurosurgical critical care and neurotrauma

Faculty S-Z: Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Ramiro Salas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3502

Brain Imaging; Neuropharmacology; Reward/disappointment brain processing

Rodney Cavero Samaco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8788

Neurobehavioral & neuropsychiatric genetics, rodent disease models, preclinical studies

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.…

Tatiana Schnur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2610

Harold David Shine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3828

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

Joshua M Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7438

Functional genomics of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease; Integrative genetic analyses in humans and Drosophila

Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8913

Developmental origins of neurological diseases; ataxia; dystonia; tremor; in vivo electrophysiology; deep brain stimulation; genetics

Francois St-Pierre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

John W Swann, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3969

Basic Mechanisms of Childhood Epilepsy

Andreas Savas Tolias, Ph.D.

Professor

Kimberley Renee Fuchs Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3981

Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural circuit formation and plasticity

Trent Watkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8183

Neuronal injury and cellular stress signaling pathways; Axon regeneration; Neurodegeneration…

Theodore G Wensel, Ph.D.

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-6994

Neuronal Signal Transduction; Cyclic Nucleotides; Phosphoinositides; G Proteins and G Protein-Coupled Receptors; Ion Channels; Mouse and Rat; Human…

Samuel Miao-Sin Wu, Ph.D.

Professor and Camille and Raymond Hankamer Chair in Ophthalmology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5966

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

Daniel Yoshor, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Marc J. Shapiro Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-4696

Epilepsy surgery; Brain tumors in eloquent locations; Pituitary surgery; Endoscopic skull base surgery

Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6558

Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease; Rett syndrome; Normal neurodevelopment; Ataxin-1; Akt; Mouse models