Cellular Neuroscience Faculty


The brain is the most complex of all human organs and it has yet to reveal its secrets to scientists.  It is composed of over 100 billion neurons, making trillions of connections that remodeled every day.   Cellular Neuroscience is at the forefront of understanding the basis of how the brain develops and later remodels in response to everyday experiences.  Our research is uncovering the basic mechanisms of neuronal development and function as well as how many disorders arise, including depression, schizophrenia, autism, and intellectual disability.  Gifting and support for the important research conducted by faculty in this theme can be directed here.

Marc G. Caron, James B. Duke Professor

  Hormone/neruotransmitter action; regulation of responsiveness; models of drug addiction

Cagla Eroglu, Assistant Professor

  Synapse formation in the CNS; Role of astrocytes in synapse formation

Chay T. Kuo, Assistant Professor

  Postnatal neural stem cell plasticity, neural circuit remodeling, repair, and cancer

Scott H. Soderling, Associate Professor

  Synaptic signaling to the actin cytoskeleton, synaptic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders