Neurobiology & Behavior Faculty
JAMES L. BLANK - Male reproductive physiology; environmental control of seasonal reproductive and metabolic cycles; neuroendocrinology.
HEATHER CALDWELL - Roles of oxytocin and vasopressin in the neural regulation of social behavior.
ROBERT V. DORMAN - Neurochemistry: membrane biochemistry related to mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and stroke-induced brain damage.
J. DAVID GLASS - Neuroendocrinology of seasonal reproduction; effects of light and hormones on brain function; immunocytochemistry and endocrine regulation of brain amines and neuropeptides.
JOHN JOHNSON - Neuroimmune interactions within the brain; specifically the regulation of brain cytokines and their role in behavior and disease.
PATRICK LORCHBehavioral and evolutionary ecology of insect mating behavior, group formation and movement, and sexual selection.
R. DAVID MACLAREN (Tuscarawas campus) Evolution and regulation of behavior in fishes, sexual selection
ERIC M. MINTZ - Behavioral neurobiology, circadian rhythms, sex differences in brain function, genomic and proteomic analysis of brain function.
SEAN L. VENEY - Development of sex differences; neuroendocrine control of sexual behavior; hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal regulation.
Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty
TODD A. BLACKLEDGE - behavioral ecology with an emphasis on predator-prey behaviors of spiders; functional and evolutionary analyses of spider webs; biomechanical study of spider silk in relation to ecological uses of silk; molecular systematics of spiders
ERNEST J. FREEMAN(Oak Clinic; School of Biomedical Sciences) - Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration; multiple sclerosis; mitochondrial function in neurons; influences of glutamate and GABA on neuronal energy.
JENNIFER A. MCDONOUGH (Oak Clinic; School of Biomedical Sciences) - Neuroprotective therapies for multiple sclerosis; mitochondrial dysfunctions in MS; regulation of mitochondrial genes; transcription factors, RNA binding proteins; regulation of electron transport gene expression and stability.
RONALD L. SALISBURY (Adjunct, Department of Biology, Univeristy of Akron) Steroid hormone action in the central nervous system; brain sexual differentiation; neuroendocrinology of gonadotropin secretion.