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Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics Faculty

Principal Faculty

 Dr. Farida Sohrabji, PhD

 

Dr. Farida Sohrabji, PhD

Regents Professor and Department Head

Ischemic stroke, cognitive impairment and dementia, novel therapies, gut brain axis 

 Dr. Gregg C. Allen, PhD

 

Dr. Gregg C. Allen, PhD

Instructional Associate Professor

Medical Education; Neurobiology of Mammalian Circadian Rhythms

 Dr. Katherine Brakora, PhD

 

Dr. Katherine Brakora, PhD

Instructional Associate Professor

Medical education; evolution and development of ruminant cranial appendages

 Dr. Shameena Bake, PhD

 

Dr. Shameena Bake, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Impact of prenatal insult on brain vasculature and development of adult neurological disorders

 Dr. Paul C. Brandt, PhD

 

Dr. Paul C. Brandt, PhD

Instructional Professor

Medical Education, Curriculum Design, Assessment

 Dr. Robert Carpenter, MD, MPH, FACS

 

Dr. Robert Carpenter, MD, MPH, FACS

Clinical Professor

Director of MD Plus Program

 

 Dr. Wei-Jung A. Chen, PhD

 

Dr. Wei-Jung A. Chen, PhD

Presidential Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Effects of substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine etc.) on the developing brain

 Dr. Diane Chico, PhD

 

Dr. Diane Chico, PhD

Instructional Professor and Department Head (Medical Education)

Medical Education; Development of educational materials for anatomical sciences; professional development for teaching and medical education research

 Dr. Dustin DuBois, PhD 

 

Dr. Dustin DuBois, PhD 

Instructional Assistant Professor and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Regular Track

Medical Education- Anatomical Sciences and Pharmacology

 Dr. David J. Earnest, PhD

 

Dr. David J. Earnest, PhD

Professor

Implications for Circadian Rhythm Dysregulation in Gut Dysbiosis, Stroke and Dementia

Dr. Jonathan A. Friedman, MD

 

Dr. Jonathan A. Friedman, MD

Regional Associate Chair of Surgery

Neurosurgery specializing in complex intracranial surgery; research interest in neural regeneration following spinal cord injury

 Dr. Cédric G. Geoffroy, PhD

 

Dr. Cédric G. Geoffroy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Spinal cord injury, drug discovery, aging, axon regeneration, glial cell functions, novel therapies, brain-gut axis, cognitive and locomotor functions

 Dr. Michelle Hook, PhD

 

Dr. Michelle Hook, PhD

Associate Professor

Spinal cord injury, opioids, pain, bone health, depression, cognitive impairment, gut brain axis

 Dr. John K Hubbard, PhD, PT

 

Dr. John K Hubbard, PhD, PT

Instructional Professor

Medical Education – Anatomical Sciences

 Dr. Amanda Mahnke, PhD

 

Dr. Amanda Mahnke, PhD

ACES Assistant Professor

Effects of prenatal environment on neurodevelopment and health across the lifespan

 Dr. Gary C. McCord, MD

 

Dr. Gary C. McCord, MD

Clinical Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Medical Education- Anatomical Sciences

 Dr. Rajesh C. Miranda, PhD

 

Dr. Rajesh C. Miranda, PhD

Shelton Professor

Fetal Brain development, stem cells, microRNAs and teratology

 Dr. David Murchison

 

Dr. David Murchison

Research Assistant Professor

 Dr. D. Samba Reddy PhD, RPh

 

Dr. D. Samba Reddy PhD, RPh

Regents Professor & Director, Institute of Pharmacology and Neurotherapeutics 

Epilepsy, Neurosteroids, Epigenetics and New Drug Development for Brain Disorders

 Dr. Mendell Rimer, PhD

 

Dr. Mendell Rimer, PhD

Associate Professor

Mechanisms underlying the formation, maintenance and pathology of synapses

 Dr. Lee A. Shapiro, PhD

 

Dr. Lee A. Shapiro, PhD

Associate Professor

Immune/neuroimmune/neuroanatomical interface of traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and other neuropathological disorders

 Dr. Laura N. Smith, PhD

 

Dr. Laura N. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor

Drug addiction and the development of non-addictive analgesic drugs

 Dr. Karienn A. de Souza, PhD

 

Dr. Karienn A. de Souza, PhD

Research Assistant Professor and Director of Neurobehavioral Core

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias; Age-related Cognitive-Behavioral Impairment; Gut-Brain Axis

 Dr. Rahul Srinivasan, PhD

 

Dr. Rahul Srinivasan, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN)

Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, astrocytes and nicotine neuroprotection

 Dr. Krupa Sailaja Tadepalli

 

Dr. Krupa Sailaja Tadepalli

Instructional Associate Professor

Teaching Medical Gross Anatomy, Neuroscience and Graduate course Anatomy

 Dr. Gerard Toussaint

 

Dr. Gerard Toussaint

Associate Professor

Neurosurgery; Research interest: Glioblastoma biology

 Dr. Jun Wang, PhD

 

Dr. Jun Wang, PhD

Associate Professor

Neural circuit mechanisms of substance (alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl) use disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. 

 Dr. Ursula H. Winzer-Serhan, PhD

 

Dr. Ursula H. Winzer-Serhan, PhD

Associate Professor

Effects of nicotine on brain development

 Dr. Xin Wu, PhD

 

Dr. Xin Wu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Epilepsy, Electrophysiology and Mechanotransduction in Cardiovascular and Nerve Systems

 

Emeritus Faculty

 Dr. George C.Y. Chiou

 

Dr. George C.Y. Chiou

Professor Emeritus


Ocular pharmacology and translational research on macular degeneration

 

 Dr. Gerald D. Frye

 

Dr. Gerald D. Frye

Professor Emeritus

Neuropharmacologic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug intoxication

 Dr. William H. Griffith

 

William H. Griffith

Regents Professor Emeritus

Neuropharmacology of aging

 

 Dr. James R. West

 

Dr. James R. West

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Neuroteratology of Drugs of Abuse

 

 

Adjunct Appointment Faculty

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Melinda Jezierski, MD, PhD

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Gladys Ko, PhD

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Bo Xuan, MD

 

 

 

Staff

Mary Beck
Administrative Associate IV
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0316
Fax: 979.436.0086
mary.beck@tamu.edu

Kat Bevil
Business Coordinator I
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0416
Fax: 979.436.0086
kbevil@tamu.edu

Jeremy Delgado
Anatomical Laboratory Manager
Office: Room 2209 Medical Research and Education Building Annex
Phone: 979.436.0792
Fax: 979.436.0086
jdelgado86@tamu.edu

Roberto “Nic” Rodriguez
Administrative Associate IV
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0320
Fax: 979.436.0086
roberto.rodriguez@exchange.tamu.edu

Aubrey Sanchez
Business Administrator I
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0319
Fax: 979.436.0086
aubreysanchez@tamu.edu

Jennifer Vivero
Business Coordinator II
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0317
Fax: 979.436.0086
vivero@tamu.edu