Faculty

Name
Contact Information
Research Information

Department Chair

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Interim Chair Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Isidor Tachna Professor in Ophthalmology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 822
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2417
Fax: 718.430.8821
adam.kohn@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My lab studies visual processing, with a focus on issues of rapid cortical plasticity, population coding, and inter-areal communication. We use neurophysiological, computational and behavioral methods in our work.

All Faculty

Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3360
Fax: 718.430.8819
myles.akabas@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Malaria parasite membrane transport physiology; mechanisms of purine, phosphate, and drug transport; development of novel antimalarial drugs that target the primary malaria purine import transporter and the phosphate transporter.

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry

Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 402
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3080
jalpert@montefiore.org

Zeynep F. Altun, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
zeynep.altun@einsteinmed.edu

Joseph C. Arezzo, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2408
joseph.arezzo@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Studies of peripheral neuropathy in mice, rats, and monkeys. Spinal Cord and cortical cord physiology. EEG studies of seizure and pre-seizure patterns Assessment of toxic neuropathies Human multicenter clinical trials

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology

Director, Einstein Center of Toxicology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2317
Fax: 718.430.8922
michael.aschner@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of mercury- and manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with mercury and manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome, neurotoxicolo

Anita E. Autry, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 301
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2370
Fax: 718.430.8821
Anita.Autry@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Our research projects are focused on understanding the neural circuits that regulate social behaviors, particularly parenting.

Praveen Ballabh, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 724A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3853
Fax: 718.430.8821
praveen.ballabh@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants (rabbit model, mouse model and autopsy), Effect of prematurity on brain development, Effect of IVH in interneurons, Effect of IVH on blood brain barrier development, Hydrocephalus

Thaddeus A. Bargiello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 518
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2575
ted.bargiello@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Structure-function relations and voltage-driven conformational changes of connexin ion channels by combined electrophysiological, biochemical, structural and computational approaches.

Renata A. Batista-Brito, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8507
Fax: 718.430.8821
renata.brito@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cortical development. Inhibitory circuits. Visual processing. Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Chair in Neuroscience, Emeritus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461


michael.bennett@einsteinmed.edu

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Systems & Computational Biology

Director, Albert Einstein Institute for Advanced Study in the Life Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 153C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1063
Fax: 718.678.1018
aviv@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My research agenda addresses quantitative problems in evolutionary systems and developmental biology by using a combination of computational, mathematical and experimental tools, as it pertains to complex traits.

Coralie Berthoux, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3262
coralie.berthoux@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission and plasticity under physiological and pathological conditions, such as epilepsy, drug abuse and autism

Celia Fildes Brosnan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 520
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2140
celia.brosnan@einsteinmed.edu

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 125F
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3728
Fax: 718.430.3266
lucy.brown@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Basal ganglia neuroanatomy and function; Reward systems; Neuroscience of romantic love and attachment

Hannes E. Buelow, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 709
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3621
Fax: 718.430.8778
hannes.buelow@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neural patterning with a focus on extracellular matrices using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans; Glycosaminoglycans in development as well as health and disease.

Antonio Campos De Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigadeiro Trompovsk
IBCCF, Sala #G2-043
Ilha do Fundao
Rio de Janeiro, 21949900

Areas of Research: stem cells and cell therapies

Reed C. Carroll, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 905
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2413
Fax: 718.430.8821
rcarroll@njcu.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity; inhibitory and excitatory plasticity; Gutamate and GABA receptor trafficking.

Pablo E. Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3263
pablo.castillo@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Synaptic transmission and plasticity in the mammalian brain. Synaptic dysfunction in experimental models of Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and drug abuse.

Andres E. Chavez Navarrete, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Universidad de Valparaiso
Avenida Gran Bretana 1111
Casilla 5029, Correo 4
Valparaiso,


andres.chavez@uv.cl

Areas of Research: Neuromodulation of synaptic transmission under physiological and pathological conditions, such as retinal and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Streamson C. Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 511
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2986
Fax: 718.430.8557
streamson.chua@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Hypothalamic regulation of energy balance and feeding; Melanocortin regulation of fertility and reproduction; FGF signaling and glucose control; Leptin and leptin receptor models of obesity and diabetes;

Ruben Coen-Cagli, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 353B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1150
ruben.coen-cagli@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: We study neural computation to understand how the brain controls perceptual experience. Topics: neural coding and perception of natural images; neural variability and perceptual uncertainty; information coding and transmission; image segmentation.

Kostantin Dobrenis, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 618
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2162
Fax: 718.430.8821
kostantin.dobrenis@einsteinmed.edu

Tim Q. Duong, Ph.D.

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5113
Fax: 718.920.4854
tim.duong@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: METHODS: medical imaging, MRI, image analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, and predictive modeling. DISEASES: COVID-19, clinical neuroscience, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, neurodegeneration (AD/MCI), breast cancer.

Eno Ebong, Ph.D.

Northeastern University
Science & Engineering Complex
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617.373.8744
e.ebong@northeastern.edu

Areas of Research: Studying the means by which endothelial cell mechanotransduction occurs in order to prevent or promote diseases associated with the vasculature, including atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis, and neurodegenerative conditions.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3130
Fax: 718.430.8778
scott.emmons@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: C. elegans connectomics; nervous system development; specification of synaptic connectivity, neural cell adhesion proteins; sexual dimorphism of the nervous system.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Professor, The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeffrey P. Bergstein Chair in Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

David B. Keidan Chair of Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center
3316 Rochambeau Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.7099
Fax: 718.515.8235
eeskanda@montefiore.org

Anne M. Etgen, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 113
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3662
Fax: 718.430.8654
anne.etgen@einsteinmed.edu

Donald S. Faber, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 429
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2511
Fax: 718.430.8821
donald.faber@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Basic mechanisms, regulation and plasticity of synaptic transmission, microcircuits and behavior, intrinsic membrane properties, neurodegeneration and murine models of nervous system disorders.

Alan Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3169
alan.finkelstein@einsteinmed.edu

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Co-Director, Nervous System and Human Behavior Course

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 915
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4110
yonatan.fishman@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cortical mechanisms of auditory perception

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Medicine)

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director of Research of the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center Department of Pediatrics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 1C-3C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.862.1822
Fax: 718.862.1807
john.foxe@einsteinmed.edu

Anna Francesconi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 706
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2258
Fax: 718.430.8821
anna.francesconi@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Functions of metabotropic glutamatergic signaling in neuronal plasticity and homeostasis; impact of mGluR-interacting proteins and lipids on synaptic functions in animal models of Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability and schizophrenia

Lloyd D. Fricker, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 240
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4225
lloyd.fricker@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neuropeptides and other peptides that function in intercellular and intracellular signaling; peptidases that generate biologically active peptides.

Antonio Frigeri, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 840
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2570

Areas of Research: Brain water homeostasis. Evaluation of the different aquaporin-4 isoforms in the expression, polarization and water channel activity at the BBB level and in brain tumors

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director, Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 4A-44
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7549
Fax: 718.839.7575
vilma.gabbay@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Dr. Gabbay's primary areas of research include multimodal studies of adolescent depression and reward deficits, the comorbidity of depression and substance use people living with HIV, and neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19.

Aristea S. Galanopoulou, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 306
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3791
Fax: 718.430.8899
aristea.galanopoulou@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Development of antiepileptogenic and disease modifying therapies for post-traumatic epilepsies; Mechanisms and treatments for epileptic encephalopathies; age and sex specific epileptogenesis; models of lissencephaly

J. Tiago Goncalves, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8524
Fax: 718.430.8821
tiago.goncalves@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Adult neurogenesis; Neuronal development; Learning and Memory; Aging

Maria E. Gulinello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 925
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4042
Fax: 718.430.8821
maria.gulinello@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Behavioral neuroscience , biological basis of behavior, cognition, social behavior, emotion, pain and analgesia, anxiety, depression, ultrasonic vocalizations

David H. Hall, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
Fax: 718.430.2514
david.hall@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Connectomics, ciliogenesis, genetic control of axon guidance, axonal transport, and neuronal cell fate in Caenorhabditis elegans, tubulogenesis in nematode epithelia, anatomy of aging in nematode tissues, new methods in EM

Jean M. Hebert, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 237
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3494
jean.hebert@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Devising methods of cell and tissue replacement for the adult neocortex to repair damage or age-related degeneration.

Laura A. Herndon, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 612
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
laura.herndon@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: C. elegans, Aging, Muscles, Nervous System, Degeneration

Dumitru A. Iacobas, Ph.D.

Prairie View A&M University
R.G.P. College of Engineering
Computational Systems Biology
Prairie View, TX 77446

Tel: 936.261.9926
daiacobas@pvamu.edu

Areas of Research: - neurogenomics - cardiogenomics - cancer genomics - mathematical modeling of complex biosystems

Anna I. Jasper, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 820
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2408
Fax: 718.430.8821
anna.jasper@einsteinmed.edu

Bryen A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Bryen A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director, Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 825
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2675
bryen.jordan@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Synaptic plasticity; RNA transport and local translation; synapse-to-nucleus signaling; Proteomic analysis of synaptic junctions; Neurodevelopmental disorders; ANKS1B haploinsufficiency syndrome.

Teresa Jover-Mengual, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 610
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2160
Fax: 718.430.8821
teresa.jover-mengual@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular and cellular events in the cascade of ischemic brain damage and neuroprotection in experimental stroke animal models.

Zaven Kaprielian, Ph.D.

AMGEN
360 Binney Street
Building AMA1
Room: 7K14
Cambridge, MA 02141

Tel: 617.445.5580

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 903
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3794
Fax: 718.430.8821
k.khodakhah@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cerebellar physiology and function; Motor coordination and movement disorders; Cerebellar contribution to non-motor functions, Autism, schizophrenia, addiction and migraine; Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic transmission

Soyoun Kim, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 227
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4271
Fax: 718.430.8221
soyoun.kim@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Goal-directed decision process, Learning and Memory, Corticostriatal circuit

Henri Korn, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 429E
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3405

Peri Kurshan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 810
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3631
Fax: 718.430.8821
peri.kurshan@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: synaptic development, synaptogenesis, synapse function, molecular neuroscience, cellular neurobiology, synaptic cell biology, C. elegans, genetics, development

Herbert M. Lachman, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 103
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2428
Fax: 718.430.8772
herb.lachman@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: We use induced pluripotent stem cell technology to study the molecular basis of schizophrenia and autism by RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. Patient-specific lines and isogenic knockout lines, generated by CRISP-Cas9 are used.

Alan D. Legatt, M.D., Ph.D.

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Hofheimer Main, Room: H-008
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.6530
Fax: 718.920.8509
alegatt@montefiore.org

Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Radiology (Neuroradiology)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Associate Director, Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
MRRC, Room: 219C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3390
Fax: 718.430.2185
michael.lipton@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neuroimaging, MRI, Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Image Processing and Analysis, Diffusion Imaging of White Matter Microstructure, Cognitive Dysfunction, Clinical Investigation, MRI Safety, COVID-19

Asif M. Maroof, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 230
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2408
Fax: 718.430.8821
asif.maroof@einsteinmed.edu

Mark F. Mehler, M.D.

Mark F. Mehler, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chair The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Alpern Family Foundation Chair in Cerebral Palsy Research

Director, Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 220
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3543
Fax: 718.430.8785
mark.mehler@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Epigenetics and Evolutionary Biology Developmental Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases Cytokine Biology/Signal Transduction Pathways Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism/ASD)

Marta A. Miquel, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 503
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3795
Fax: 718.430.8821
marta.miquel@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cerebellum and addiction; Addiction and neuroplasticity; neuropharmacology of alcohol.

Sophie Molholm, Ph.D.

Sophie Molholm, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Medicine)

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Co-Director, Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Muriel and Harold Block Faculty Scholar in Mental Illness Department of Pediatrics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 1C-3C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.862.1823
Fax: 718.862.1807
sophie.molholm@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: attention multisensory integration sensory and perceptual processing executive function

Solomon L. Moshe, M.D.

Solomon L. Moshe, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology (Pediatric Neurology)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Charles Frost Chair in Neurosurgery and Neurology

Director, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology Division of Pediatric Neurology

Director, Department of Pediatrics Division of Neurology

Director, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 316
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2447
solomon.moshe@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: The study of antiepileptogenesis following traumatic brain injury, intractable age specific epilepsies and their consequences, and subcortical circuits involving the control of seizures

Farzan Nadim, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 501
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3795
Fax: 718.430.8821
farzan.nadim@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Central Pattern Generation Neuromodulation of neural circuits Axonal propagation dynamics

Kaoutsar Nasrallah, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3263
Fax: 718.430.8821
kaoutsar.nasrallah@einsteinmed.edu

Ken C.Q. Nguyen, M.S.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 611
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2196
ken.nguyen@einsteinmed.edu

Grazia P. Nicchia, Ph.D.

Universita'degli Studi De Bari
Via Amendola 165/A 70125
Bari, 70125


graziapaola.nicchia@uniba.it

Areas of Research: Astrocyte physiology; Aquaporin-4 aggregation into Orthogonal Arrays of Particles; Aquaporin mediated cell volume regulation

Saleem M. Nicola, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 111
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2667
Fax: 718.430.8830
saleem.nicola@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neural basis of reward-seeking behavior, decision-making and drug addiction

Jose L. Pena, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 529
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4088
jose.pena@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: We investigate how the brain selects relevant features of the environment to encode information efficiently. We study hearing in birds, using their specialized behaviors to elucidate fundamental principles of brain function.

Alberto E. Pereda, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 431C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3405
alberto.pereda@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Synaptic transmission; properties and plasticity of gap junction-mediated electrical synapses; functional interactions between chemical and electrical synapses.

Jelena Radulovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Jelena Radulovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Director, Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Chair in Neuroscience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 115
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8510
Fax: 718.430.8821
jelena.radulovic@einsteinmed.edu

Cedric S. Raine, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 140
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2495
Fax: 718.430.3710
cedric.raine@einsteinmed.edu

Alma Rodenas-Ruano, Ph.D.

113 West 60th Street
Natural Science Building
New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212.636.7043
arodenasruano@fordham.edu

Areas of Research: My research aims to understanding how experience tunes the formation and refinement of synaptic connections. I'm particularly interested in how epigenetic modifications triggered by the environment impact synaptic function.

Jose Rodriguez-Alvarez, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3263
Fax: 718.430.8821
jose.rodriguezalvarez@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms involved in synaptic dysfunction and neuronal death in neurodegenerative diseases.

Joshua J.C. Rosenthal, Ph.D.

7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Tel: 508.289.7253
jrosenthal@mbl.edu

Rachel A. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3134
Fax: 718.430.8821
rachel.ross@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Stress, autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrinology, neuropeptides, systems neuroscience, metabolism, nutrient state, sex differences, obesity, eating disorders

Renato Rozental, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 840
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2537
Fax: 718.430.8594

Areas of Research: Mechanisms by which neurons survive within the penumbra following asphyxia, ischemia and TBI. Development of new therapeutic tools (biotechnology) to treat neurological patients in in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Stephanie Rudolph, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 116
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3120
Fax: 718.430.8821
stephanie.rudolph@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Our laboratory focuses on the circuits that control social behavior, cognition, valence and learning. We investigate how inhibitory signaling, synaptic plasticity and neuromodulation shape cerebellar circuit function and behavior in health and disease.

Juan C. Saez, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 715
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3068
jsaez@bio.puc.cl

Eliana Scemes, Ph.D., M.S.

New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Tel: 914.594.4028
escemes@nymc.edu

Areas of Research: The Scemes' Lab studies CNS disorders involving purinergic signaling and gap junctional communication. Projects are: Astrocyte gap junctions and the blood brain barrier; Glia-neuronal pannexins in epilepsy and pain.