Neuroscience@NIH Research Areas

Home to one of the largest neuroscience research centers in the world, the NIH has over 150 laboratories spanning 14 Institutes,  all conducting research in the basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences. Below are investigators throughout the NIH listed by neuroscience-research areas. Expand the research areas and click on the investigator names to learn more. Click to see an alphabetical listing of neuroscience investigators.

Investigators by Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Transporters and Neurotransmitter Receptors

Peter Bandettini Dax Hoffman Nicholas Ryba
Anirban, Banerjee Miquel Holmgren David Sibley
Andres Buonanno  George Kunos Kenton Swartz
Yarimar Carrasquillo Wei Li Benjamin White
Alexander Chesler Wei Lu Scott Young
Jeffrey Diamond Joseph Mindell  
Lucy Forrest Katherine Roche  

Cell Biology of Neurons Muscle and Glia 

 

Anirban, Banerjee Ariel Levine Stanko Stojikovic
Peter Basser Peng Loh Anand Swaroop
Desmond Brown Wei Lu Benjamin White
Andres Buonanno  Meng Meng Fu Susan Wray
Ajay Chitnis Derek Narendra Ling-Gang Wu
Lee Eiden Thomas Reese Richard Youle
Douglas Fields Katherine Roche Quan Yuan
Herbert Geller Antonina Roll-Mecak  
Sadhana Jackson Shahriar SheikhBahaei  
Bechara Kachar Zu-Hang Sheng  
     
     

 

Neurogenetics

 

Carsten Bönnemann Derek Narendra Ted Usdin
Alexander Chesler William James Pavan Michael Ward
Ajay Chitnis Sonja Scholz Benjamin White
Kenneth H. Fischbeck Andrew Singleton  
Edward Giniger Anand Swaroop  
David Goldman Bryan Traynor  

Integrative Neuroscience

Peter Basser David S. Goldstein Elisabeth Murray
Heather Cameron Joshua Gordon Dietmar Plenz
Yarimar Carrasquillo

Mark Hallett

Shahriar SheikhBahaei
Ajay Chitnis Miles Herkenham Jeffrey Smith
Carson Chow Mark Histed Mark Wagner
Leonardo  Cohen Satoshi Ikemoto Judith Walters
Meng Meng Fu Bechara Kachar Eric Wassermann
Charles Gerfen Yuanyuan Liu Benjamin White
     

Neurological Disorders

Bibiana Bielekova Mark Hallett Avindra Nath
Desmond Brown John Heiss Daniel S. Reich
Carsten Bönnemann Sara Inati Antonina Roll-Mecak
Leonardo Cohen Sadhana Jackson Sonja W. Scholz
Kenneth H. Fischbeck Steven Jacobson Shahriar SheikhBahaei
Meng Meng Fu Larry Latour Zu-Hang Sheng
Herbert M. Geller Richard Leigh Anand Swaroop
Edward Giniger Ariel Levine William Theodore
David S. Goldstein Wei Lu Eric Wassermann
Rebecca Gottesman Dorian McGavern Richard J. Youle
Yi Gu Derek Narendra Kareem Zaghloul
     

Behavioral Neuroscience

Peter Bandettini Mark Hallett Elisabeth Murray
Andres Buonanno  Mark Histed  Eric Wassermann
Heather Cameron Satoshi Ikemoto Benjamin White
Yarimar Carrasquillo Yuanyuan Liu Scott Young
Leonardo Cohen Wei Lu Kareem Zaghloul
Yi Gu Alex Martin  

Synapses and Circuits

Andres Buonanno  Ariel Levine Zu-Hang Sheng
Alexander Chesler Wei Li Jeffrey Smith
Carson Chow Wei Lu Mark A. Stopfer
Jeffrey Diamond Chris J. McBain Anand Swaroop
Serena Dudek Ralph Nelson Benjamin White
Yi Gu Michael J. O'Donovan Ling-Gang Wu
Mark Histed Dietmar Plenz Scott Young
Dax Hoffman Thomas Reese  
Zayd Khaliq Shahriar SheikhBahaei  

Neural Development and Plasticity

Andres Buonanno  Edward Giniger Mark A. Stopfer
Desmond Brown Yi Gu Anand Swaroop
Heather Cameron Dax Hoffman Benjamin White
Yarimar Carrasquillo Ariel Levine Susan Wray
Ajay Chitnis Yuanyuan Liu Doris K. Wu
Serena Dudek Wei Lu Quan Yuan
Lee Eiden John Ngai  
Douglas R. Fields William James Pavan  
Herbert M. Geller Zu-Hang Sheng  

Functional and Molecular Imaging

Lauren Y. Atlas Yi Gu  Alex Martin
Peter Bandettini Mark Hallett  Victor W. Pike
Peter Basser Sara Inati Daniel S. Reich
Desmond Brown Robert B. Innis Jun Shen
Alexander Chesler Bechara Kachar William Theodore
Jeff H. Duyn Alan P. Koretsky  
David S. Goldstein Yuanyuan Liu  

Neuroimmunology and Virology

Bibiana Bielekova Steven Jacobson Daniel S. Reich
Irene Cortese Dorian McGavern   
Miles Herkenham Avindra Nath  

Neuroendocrinology

Heather Cameron Peter J. Schmidt Susan Wray
Prashant Chittiboina Stanko S. Stojilkovic Scott Young
David S. Goldstein Ted B. Usdin  
Peng Y. Loh Benjamin White  

Clinical Neuroscience 

Karen Faith Berman Sara Inati Dietmar Plenz
Carsten Bönnemann Robert B. Innis Daniel S. Reich
Andres Buonanno  Sadhana Jackson Peter J. Schmidt
Leonardo Cohen Steven Jacobson William Theodore
Irene Cortese Richard Leigh Judith Walters
Charles Gerfen Larry Latour Richard Youle
David Goldman Alex Martin Kareem Zaghloul
David S. Goldstein Chris J. McBain  
Rebecca Gottesman Kathleen R. Merikangas  
Nigel H. Greig Derek Narendra  
Mark Hallett Karin B. Nelson  
John Heiss Daniel Samuel Pine