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Neuroscience Program Faculty

Learn more about the Neuroscience Program faculty at Kent State University. All of our faculty members have extensive educational backgrounds that enable them to be great sources of industry information and insights. Feel free to contact any of our Neuroscience Program faculty listed below by clicking on the link to their e-mail address.

Once you’ve read about the Neuroscience Program faculty members, be sure to learn more about the Neuroscience Program itself. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Carl F. Ansevin
E-mail: cansevin@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-726-7900

M.D., Ohio State University. Neuronuscular disorders, rippling muscles, myasthenia gravis, auto-antibodies to muscle. More on Ansevin

James L. Blank
E-mail: jblank@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2984
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Indiana University. Neuroendocrine regulation of gonadal function, environmental regulation of seasonal breeding cycles, behavioral endocrinology. More on Blank

Heather Caldwell
E-mail: hcaldwel@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3636
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Georgia State University. Neuropeptide regulation of social behaviors and neuropyschiatric disorders.More on Caldwell

Richard Carroll
E-mail: rcarroll@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6657
Fax: 330-325-5930

Ph.D., University of Toledo. Neurodevelopment, neurodegenerative diseases, Autism, Alzheimers, inflammation and recovery. More on Carroll

 Wen-Hai Chou
 E-mail: wchou2@kent.edu
 Phone: 330-672-2979

Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Protein kinase C in stroke-reperfusion injuries. More on Chou

 Wilson Chung
 E-mail: wchung@kent.edu
 Phone: 330-672-3641

Ph.D., University of Amsterdam. Neuroendocrine brain, androgens, fibroblast growth factor signaling. More on Chung

   

 Samuel Crish
 E-mail: scrish@neomed.edu
 Phone: 330-3256680

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago. Glaucoma, axonal transport, structures and functions. More on Crish

Dean E. Dluzen
E-mail: ded@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6300

Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. Dopamine in corpus striatum as function of age, sex pheromones and neurotransmitter release in olfactory area. More on Dluzen

Robert V. Dorman
E-mail: rdorman@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2363
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Ohio States University. CNS membranes, nervous system trauma and recovery, biochemistry of multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. More on Dorman

Stephen B. Fountain
E-mail: sfountain@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3826

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Neural and psychological basis of learning, memory and cognition; neurobehavioral toxicology. More on Fountain

Ernest J. Freeman
E-mail: efreema2@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2383
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Kent State University. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration, multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial function, glutamate, GABA and neuronal energy. More on Freeman

Alexander V. Galazyuk
E-mail: agalaz@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6640
Fax: 330-325-5916

Ph.D., A.A. Bogomoletz Inst. Physiol. Neuroscience of hearing, critical role of timing in sound processing. More on Galazyuk

Werner J. Geldenhuys
E-mail: wgelden@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6474

Ph.D., North-West University, Potchefstroom. Drug discovery, neurodegenerative disorders, proteomics, bioinformatics. More on Geldenhuys

 Denise Inman
 E-mail: dinman@neomed.edu
 Phone: 330-325-6449
 Fax: 330-325-5936
Ph.D., University of Virginia. Glaucoma, neurodegeneration, gliosis, stem cells. More on Inman

John D. Johnson
E-mail: jjohns72@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3849
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Univeristy of Colorado. Neural-immune interactions, brain cytokines, mood, behavior, stress and immunity. More on Johnson

Qin Liu
E-mail: qliu@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7558

Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Development of the vertebrate visual and nervous systems, cell adhesion molecules cadherins. More on Liu

John Lovell
E-mail: jlovell@stark.kent.edu
Phone: 330-244-3427

Ph.D., Kent State University. Spinal processing of acute and chronic pain states - effects of age and gender. More on Lovell

Yong Lu
E-mail: ylu@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6656

Ph.D., Unvi. Missouri-Columbia. Neurotransmitter systems, GABA, glutamate, audition. More on Lu

William P. Lynch
E-mail: wonk@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6137

Ph.D., Cornell University. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration, CNS gene therapy, RNA tumor virus pathogenesis, microglia development. More on Lynch

Jennifer A. McDonough
E-mail: jmcdonough@oakclinic.com
Phone: 330-672-2383
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Therapies for multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial dysfunctions and gene regulation, transcription factors. More on McDonough

 Alexander Mdzinarishvili
 E-mail:
 amdzinarishvili@neomed.edu
 Phone: 330-325-6545
 Fax: 330-325-5936

Ph.D., Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Metabolic and transmitter changes in stroke. More on Mdzinarishvili

Eric M. Mintz
E-mail: emintz@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3847
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. Behavioral neurobiology, circadian rhythms, social behavior, sex differences in brain function. More on Mintz

Colleen Novak
E-mail: cnovak13@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3613
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., Michigan State University. Neural and endocrine mechanisms of thermogenesis in obesity, photic and nonphotic influences on the circadian clock. More on Novak

 Moses Oyewumi
 E-mail: moyewumi@neomed.edu
 Phone: 330-325-6669
Ph.D., Univeristy of Kentucky. Drug delivery, nanoparticles, cancer, neurodegeneration. More on Oyewumi
   
Mary Ann Raghanti
E-mail: mraghant@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-9354
Fax: 330-672-2999
Ph.D., Kent State University. Comparative neurobiology, evolution, cognition, behavior. More on Raghanti
   

 Merri J. Rosen
 
E-mail: mrosen@neomed.edu
 Phone: 330-325-6516
 Fax: 330-325-5916

 Ph.D., Duke University. Neural correlates of auditory perception: effects of hearing loss and experience during development. More on Rosen

Brett R. Schofield
E-mail: bschofie@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6655
Fax: 330-325-5916

Ph.D., Duke University. Functional anatomy of auditory pathways. More on Schofield

Mark A. Simmons
E-mail: simmons@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6525

Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of action of drugs and neurotransmitters. More on Simmons

Shobhana Sivramakrishnan
E-mail: ssivaram@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6639
Fax: 330-325-5916

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin. Ion channels, synaptic transmission and neural networks. More on Sivramakrishnan

Cornelis J. Van der Schyf
E-mail: cvanders@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6467
Fax: 330-325-5930

D.Sc., Potchefstroom University. etiology of neurodegenerative diseases, pharmaceutical treatments, stroke, Alzheimers, AIDS dementia. More on Van der Schyf

Sean L. Veney
E-mail: sveney@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3325
Fax: 330-672-3713

Ph.D., University of Virginia. Behavioral neuroendocrinology, sexual differentiation of the brain, syrinx anatomy, neuroethology of birdsong. More on Veney

Gary R. Walker
E-mail: grwalker@cc.ysu.edu
Phone: 330-941-7177

Ph.D., Wayne State University. Regulation of muscle contraction by mechanical stretch. More on Walker

 Kristy Welshhans
 E-mail: kwelshha@kent.edu
 Phone: 330-672-2957
Ph.D., Georgia State University. Nervous system development, neuronal growth cones, synaptosgenesis. More on Welshhans

Jeffrey J. Wenstrup
E-mail: jjw@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6630

Ph.D., Indiana University. Neural mechanisms of hearing and acoustic communication, including emotional responses to sound. More on Wenstrup