University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

Neuro and Behavioral Genetics

Faculty studying neuro and behavioral genetics

Reid Alisch

Psychiatry
The role of epigenetics in human health and disease processes, particularly in relation to the origins of mental illness.

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Qiang Chang

Medical Genetics and Neurology
DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

Yevgenya Grinblat

Integrative Biology and Neuroscience
Pattern formation, neural development, zebrafish developmental genetics

Mary Halloran

Integrative Biology
Understanding mechanisms controlling development of the nervous system

Akihiro Ikeda

Medical Genetics
Identifying genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics

Patrick Masson

Genetics
Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Kate O'Connor-Giles

Genetics
Understanding the genes and molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and plasticity

Michael Taylor

School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

Randal Tibbetts

Human Oncology
Genetic control of DNA replication and repair in mammals. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics
Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Jill Wildonger

Biochemistry
How neuronal structure and function is shaped by the microtubule cytoskeleton and polarized transport

Jerry Yin

Genetics and Neurology
cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling in sleep, memory formation, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disabilities