Graduate Training in Neuroscience

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Tue Dec 21 10:22:20 EST 1993


 
             NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM AT THE
      UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
                     SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
                      BETHESDA, MD, USA
 
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
with courses and research training provided by a Neuroscience Faculty
holding primary appointments in the Departments of Anatomy and Cell
Biology, Biochemistry, Medical Psychology, Medicine, Microbiology,
Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry
at Uniformed Services University (USUHS).  The interdisciplinary nature
of the program permits considerable flexibility in the choice of courses
and research areas and each student's training program is designed with
the interests of the student in mind.  We seek to recruit students with
a strong undergraduate background in the physical sciences, biological
sciences,or psychology who wish to pursue a professional career in
neuroscience research.
 
For further information about the program, and for application forms,
please contact:
  Dr. Cinda Helke, Director
  Graduate Program in Neuroscience
  Uniformed Services University
  4301 Jones Bridge Road
  Bethesda, Maryland  20814-4799
  (301) 295-3238
  HELKE at USUHS.BITNET or HELKE at USUHS.USUHS.MIL
 
 
      THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
 
The Uniformed Services University is the nation's medical school and is
located in Bethesda, MD near the National Institutes of Health.  USUHS has
modern well-equipped laboratories for the support of a wide variety of
research projects.  Laboratories suitable for research in most areas of
neuroscience are available to students.  Central resources include a
laboratory for custom synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides, an
animal facility, a medical library and learning resource center, and
computer support.  High resolution transmission and scanning electron
microscopes, video-based computer graphics, laser cytometers and
confocal microscopes are all available within the University to students
in the Program.
 
                 RESEARCH AREAS AND FACULTY
 
Neuronal Development and Plasticity:
  Regina Armstrong, Ph.D.  Cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial cell
    development and regeneration.
  David Beebe, Ph.D.  Cell and molecular biology of development of the
    mammalian and avian eye.
  Su Yun Chung, Ph.D.  Homeobox gene expression in the developing central
    nervous system.
  Cinda Helke, Ph.D.  Epigenetic influences regulating neuropeptides and
    neurotransmitters in mature visceral sensory neurons.
  Sharon Juliano, Ph.D.  Development and plasticity of the mammalian
    neocortex.
  Asaf Keller, Ph.D.  Organization, development and plasticity of neural
    networks in the cerebral cortex
  John Sarvey, Ph.D.  Pharmacology of synaptic transmission and activity-
    dependent plasticity (long-term potentiation) in the CNS.
 
Structure and Function of Mammalian Cortex:
  Sharon Juliano, Ph.D.  Development and plasticity of the mammalian
    neocortex.
  Asaf Keller, Ph.D.  Organization, development and plasticity of neural
    networks in the cerebral cortex.
  Linda Porter, Ph.D.  Integration of peripheral input in cat sensorimotor
    cortex.
  John Sarvey, Ph.D.  Pharmacology of synaptic transmission and activity-
    dependent plasticity (long-term potentiation) in the CNS.
 
Molecular Neurobiology:
-Receptor Function:
  Thomas Cote, Ph.D.  Receptor regulation of GTP binding proteins that
    control second messenger systems.
  Brian Cox, Ph.D.  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug tolerance
    and dependence; neurochemical effects of opiate drugs and cocaine.
  John Sarvey, Ph.D. Synaptic transmission, second messengers, and protein
    synthesis in activity-dependent plasticity in the CNS.
 
-Gene Expression and Neurologic Diseases:
  Esther Chang, Ph.D.  Oncogenes and cancer; molecular genetic basis of
    familial cancer syndrome.
  Su Yun Chung, Ph.D.  Homeobox gene expression in the developing central
    nervous system.
  Kathryn Holmes, Ph.D.  Molecular mechanisms of coronavirus CNS
    demyelinating disease.
  Frank  Jenkins, Ph.D. Molecular biology of the neurotropic virus, herpes
    simplex.
 
-Neuropeptide Processing and Function:
  Vivian Hook, Ph.D.  Prohormone processing enzymes in the synthesis of
    enkephalins, tachykinins and other peptides.
  Joseph McCabe, Ph.D.  Histochemistry and molecular biology of
    hypothalamic-neurohyphysial hormone synthesis.
  Gregory Mueller, Ph.D.  Neuroendocrine regulation, neuropeptide gene
    expression and gene transfer into neurons.
 
Environmental Adaptation, Stress, and Injury:
  Andrew Baum, Ph.D.  Environmental determinants of behavior and health;
    chronic stress and illness.
  Thomas Cote, Ph.D.  Receptor regulation of GTP binding proteins that
    control second messenger systems.
  Brian Cox, Ph.D.  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug tolerance
    and dependence; cellular adaptations to opiates and cocaine.
  Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D.  Regulation of neuroendocrine responses to
    exercise and environmental stress.
  Andrew Dutka, M.D.  Cerebral ischemia;  neurologic consequences of high
    pressure and decompression.
  Neil Grunberg, Ph.D.  Psychological and biochemical mechanisms of
    appetitive and addictive behaviors.
  Harry Holloway, M.D.  Clinical psychiatry;  alcohol and drug misuse,
    post-traumatic stress.
  Ann E. Norwood M.D., MAJ, MC, USA.  Clinical psychiatry:  effects of HIV,
    and post-traumatic stress.
  Merrily Poth, M.D.  Neuroendocrinology and neuroimmunology: interactions
    of cytokines and hormone systems.
  Mark Rollag, Ph.D.  Role of the pineal in photoendocrine control of
    circadian and circannual biological rhythms.
  Andres Salazar, M.D.,  COL, MC, USA.  Clinical studies of head injuries
    resulting from trauma and viral infections.
  John Sarvey, Ph.D.  Effects of stress on synaptic plasticity in the CNS.
  Anna-Leena Siren, M.D., Ph.D.  Cardiovascular regulation; hypertension
    and stroke.
  Lydia Temeshok, Ph.D.  Psychosocial aspects of acquired immunodeficiency
    disease.
  Robert J. Ursano, M.D.  Post-traumatic stress disorders.
 
Neural Regulation of Physiologic Function:
  Howard Bryant, Ph.D.  Electrophysiology of vascular smooth muscle; optical
    detection of electrical activity.
  Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D.  Regulation of neuroendocrine responses to
    exercise and environmental stress.
  Cinda Helke, Ph.D.  Co-existence and regulation of neurotransmitters in
    autonomic control systems.
  Joseph McCabe, Ph.D.  Histochemistry and molecular biology of
    hypothalamic-neurohyphysial hormone synthesis.
  Gregory Mueller, Ph.D. Neuroendocrine regulation, neuropeptide gene
    expression and gene transfer into neurons.
  John O'Neill, Ph.D.  Neurotransmitter and ionic influences on cerebral
    blood flow.
  Merrily Poth, M.D.  Neuroendocrinology and neuroimmunology: interactions
    of cytokines and hormone systems.
  Mark Rollag, Ph.D.  Role of the pineal in photoendocrine control of
    circadian and circannual biolgical rhythms.
  Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D.  Gastrointestinal physiology; role of mucosal
    eicosanoids in the neural regulation of gastrointestinal motility.
  Anna-Leena Siren, M.D., Ph.D.  Cardiovascular regulation;  hypertension
    and stroke.
 
Clinical Neuroscience:
  Sidney M. Blair, M.D., Ph.D.  Information processing and the effects
    of drugs and other treatments in psychiatric patients.
  Andrew Dutka, M.D.  Cerebral ischemia;  neurologic consequences of
    high pressure and decompression.
  Harry Holloway, M.D.  Clinical psychiatry;  alcohol and drug misuse,
    post-traumatic stress.
  Merrily Poth, M.D.  Neuroendocrinology and neuroimmunology: interactions
    of cytokines and hormone systems.
  Michael Rosenberg, M.D.  Neuro-opthalmology.
  Andres Salazar, M.D.  Clinical studies of head injuries resulting from
    trauma and viral infections.
  Lydia Temeshok, Ph.D.  Psychosocial aspects of acquired immunodeficiency
    disease.
  Robert J. Ursano, M.D.  Post-traumatic stress disorders.



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