Neuroscience@NIH Research Areas

The NIH has over 180 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

Yeka Aponte Tamas Balla Anirban, Banerjee
Andres Buonanno  Huaibin Cai Yarimar Carrasquillo
Alexander Chesler Jeffrey Diamond Lee Eiden
Lucy Forrest Dax Hoffman Miquel Holmgren
George Kunos David Lovinger Wei Lu
Christopher McBain    Joseph Mindell Ralph Nelson
Mario Penzo Katherine Roche Lorna Role
Mihaela Serpe Lei Shi David Sibley
Stanko Stojilkovic Kenton Swartz           Catherine Weisz
Benjamin White Jerry Yakel Scott Young

Cell Biology of Neurons, Muscle and Glia 

Tamas Balla Anirban Banerjee Peter Basser
Juan Bonifacino Desmond Brown Andres Buonanno 
Huaibin Cai Ajay Chitnis Mark Cookson
Lisa Cunningham Serena Dudek Sommer      Lee Eiden
Douglas Fields Ashley Frakes Bowers Thomas Friedman
Meng Meng Fu Herbert Geller Edward Giniger
Brandon Harvey Dax Hoffman Miquel Holmgren
Sadhana Jackson Bechara Kachar Matthew Kelley
Claire Le Pichon Wei Li Yoke Peng Loh
Wei Lu Christopher McBain              Francis McMahon
Joseph Mindell Derek Narendra Mario Penzo
Timothy Petros Thomas Reese Katherine Roche
Antonina Roll-Mecak      Mihaela Serpe Shahriar SheikhBahaei   
Zu-Hang Sheng David Talmage Catherine Weisz
Benjamin White Susan Wray  Ling-Gang Wu
Richard Youle Quan Yuan  
     

 

Neurogenetics

Carsten Bönnemann Desmond Brown Huaibin Cai
Alexander Chesler Ajay Chitnis Mark Cookson
Kenneth H. Fischbeck       Thomas Friedman      David Goldman
Mark Hallett Matthew Kelley Francis McMahon
Joseph Mindell Derek Narendra Ralph Nelson
William James Pavan  Timothy Petros Vijay Ramchandani
Sonja Scholz Ellen Sidransky Andrew Singleton
Anand Swaroop Bryan Traynor Ted Usdin
Michael Ward Benjamin White  
     

Integrative Neuroscience

Peter Bandettini Peter Basser Charles Bradberry
Jean Lud Cadet Huaibin Cai Yarimar Carrasquillo
Ajay Chitnis Carson Chow Leonardo  Cohen
Lee Eiden Meng Meng Fu Charles Gerfen
David S. Goldstein       Joshua Gordon         Mark Hallett
Brandon Harvey Mark Histed Satoshi Ikemoto
Bechara Kachar Ariel Levine Yuanyuan Liu
David Lovinger Elisabeth Murray Ralph Nelson
Daniel Pine Dietmar Plenz Peter Rapp
Lorna Role Nick Ryba Jeffrey Smith
Mark Wagner Judith Walters Lee Weinstein 
Benjamin White    
     

Neurological Disorders

Christopher Baker Peter Bandettini Peter Basser
Bibiana Bielekova Juan Bonifacino Carsten Bönnemann
Desmond Brown Harold Burgess Huaibin Cai
Leonardo Cohen Mark Cookson Lisa Cunningham
Kenneth H. Fischbeck      Thomas Friedman       Meng Meng Fu
Herbert M. Geller Edward Giniger David S. Goldstein
Rebecca Gottesman Yi Gu Mark Hallett
Brandon Harvey John Heiss Dax Hoffman
Miquel Holmgren Sara Inati Robert Innis
Sadhana Jackson Steven Jacobson Larry Latour
Richard Leigh Claire Le Pichon Wei Li
Wei Lu Alex Martin Dorian McGavern
Derek Narendra Avindra Nath Peter Rapp
Daniel S. Reich Katherine Roche Lorna Role
Antonina Roll-Mecak Sonja W. Scholz Shahriar SheikhBahaei
Zu-Hang Sheng Ellen Sidransky Anand Swaroop
Eric Wassermann Jerry Yakel Richard J. Youle
Kareem Zaghloul    

Behavioral Neuroscience

Yeka Aponte Bruno Averbeck Peter Bandettini
Charles Bradberry Melissa Brotman Desmond Brown
Andres Buonanno    Jean Lud Cadet Huaibin Cai
Heather Cameron        Yarimar Carrasquillo      Yogita Chudasama
Leonardo Cohen Lee Eiden Joshua Gordon
Yi Gu Mark Hallett Mark Histed
Dax Hoffman Mark Hoon Satoshi Ikemoto
David Leopold Yuanyuan Liu Silvia Lopez-Guzman
David Lovinger                Wei Lu Alex Martin
Francis McMahon Elisabeth Murray Ralph Nelson
Mario Penzo Daniel Pine Dietmar Plenz
Vijay Ramchandani Peter Rapp Marc Reitman
Nick Ryba Eric Wassermann Benjamin White
Jerry Yakel

Scott Young

Kareem Zaghloul
     

Synapses and Circuits

Yeka Aponte Peter Bandettini   Charles Bradberry  
Andres Buonanno  Harold Burgess Huaibin Cai
 Heather Cameron    Alexander Chesler Carson Chow
 Yogita Chudasama       Jeffrey Diamond Serena Dudek Sommer 
Lee Eiden Joshua Gordon      Yi Gu
Mark Histed Dax Hoffman Mark Hoon
Zayd Khaliq Ariel Levine Wei Li
David Lovinger Wei Lu Chris J. McBain
Ralph Nelson  Michael J. O'Donovan      Mario Penzo
Dietmar Plenz Peter Rapp Thomas Reese
Katherine Roche Lorna Role Mihaela Serpe
Shahriar SheikhBahaei      Zu-Hang Sheng Jeffrey Smith
Mark A. Stopfer Anand Swaroop David Talmage
Catherine Weisz Benjamin White Ling-Gang Wu
 Jerry Yakel Scott Young Kareem Zaghloul
     

Neural Development and Plasticity

Christopher Baker Peter Bandettini   Peter Basser
Desmond Brown Andres Buonanno  Harold Burgess
Shawn Burgess Huaibin Cai Heather Cameron   
Yarimar Carrasquillo       Ajay Chitnis Serena Dudek Sommer
Douglas R. Fields Herbert M. Geller       Edward Giniger
Yi Gu Dax Hoffman Matthew Kelley  
David Leopold Wei Li   Yuanyuan Liu
Wei Lu Christopher McBain    Ralph Nelson
John Ngai William James Pavan Timothy Petros
Daniel Pine Katherine Roche Lorna Role
Mihaela Serpe Shahriar SheikhBahaei      Zu-Hang Sheng
Mark A. Stopfer Anand Swaroop David Talmage
Catherine Weisz Benjamin White  Susan Wray
Doris K. Wu Jerry Yakel Quan Yuan
     

Functional and Molecular Imaging

Yeka Aponte Lauren Y. Atlas Christopher Baker  
Tamas Balla Peter Bandettini   Charles Bradberry 
Desmond Brown     Huaibin Cai Alexander Chesler
Jeff H. Duyn David S. Goldstein  Yi Gu 
Mark Hallett  Dax Hoffman Sara Inati
Bechara Kachar Matthew Kelley  Alan P. Koretsky
David Leopold Wei Li   Yuanyuan Liu
David Lovinger Victor W. Pike Vijay Ramchandani       
Daniel S. Reich Nick Ryba Jun Shen
Zu-Hang Sheng Ellen Sidransky Mark Stopfer
Steven Vogel William Theodore       Ling-Gang Wu
Jerry Yakel Scott Young  
     

Neuroimmunology and Virology

Bibiana Bielekova         Desmond Brown   Irene Cortese
Brandon Harvey  Robert B. Innis Steven Jacobson
Dorian McGavern Avindra Nath Daniel S. Reich
     

Neuroendocrinology

Heather Cameron               Prashant Chittiboina          Serena Dudek Sommer
Lee Eiden  Ashley Frakes Bowers David S. Goldstein
Peng Y. Loh Mario Penzo Stanko S. Stojilkovic
Peter J. Schmidt Ted B. Usdin Lee Weinstein 
Benjamin White Susan Wray Ling-Gang Wu
Scott Young    
     

Clinical Neuroscience 

Lauren Y. Atlas Bruno Averbeck Peter Bandettini
Peter Basser Karen Faith Berman         Carsten Bönnemann
Melissa Brotman Desmond Brown Andres Buonanno 
Prashant Chittiboina Leonardo Cohen Irene Cortese
Kenneth H. Fischbeck           Charles Gerfen Mark Gilbert
David Goldman David S. Goldstein Rebecca Gottesman
Nigel H. Greig Mark Hallett John Heiss
Sara Inati Robert B. Innis Sadhana Jackson
Steven Jacobson Larry Latour   Richard Leigh
Silvia Lopez-Guzman Alex Martin Francis McMahon
Kathleen R. Merikangas    Derek Narendra Avindra Nath
Ralph Nelson Daniel Pine Vijay Ramchandani
Daniel S. Reich Farinaz Safavi Peter J. Schmidt
Jun Shen William Theodore Bryan Traynor
Judith Walters Michael Ward Eric Wassermann      
Susan Wray Richard Youle Kareem Zaghloul
Carlos Zarate, Jr.