Neuroscience Faculty

Alessio, Helaine

(PhD University of Maryland 1986)
Chair and Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Health
Professor Affiliate, Department of Biology
Interest: oxidative stress and exercise
(alessih@MiamiOH.edu)

Berry, Steve

(PhD University of Connecticut 1976)
Professor, Department of Psychology
Interest: brain substrates of learning and memory
(berrysd@MiamiOH.edu)

Blitz, Dawn M.

(PhD University of Pennsylvania 1998)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Interests: cellular, synaptic and circuit level mechanisms underlying selection of behaviorally appropriate motor outputs; neural circuit feedback; neuromodulation of motor systems
(Dawn.Blitz@MiamiOH.edu)

Callahan, Phyllis

(PhD Rutgers University 1986)
Provost, Miami University
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: regulation of anterior pituitary hormone secretion
(callahp@MiamiOH.edu)

Del Rio-Tsonis, Katia

(PhD University of Mexico 1996)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: cellular and molecular events during tissue regeneration
(delriok@MiamiOH.edu)

Fernandes, Joyce

(PhD University of Bombay 1994)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: regulation of neuromuscular development
(fernanjj@MiamiOH.edu)

Harding, Paul

(PhD Ohio University 1994)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: mechanisms of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor function
(hardinpa@MiamiOH.edu)

Isaacson, Lori G.

(PhD Michigan State University 1986)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal survival, aging, and neurodegeneration
(isaacslg@MiamiOH.edu)

James, Paul F.

(PhD Boston University School of Medicine 1996)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: molecular and cellular physiology
(jamespf@MiamiOH.edu)

Janik, James M.

(PhD Rutgers University 1990)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: regulatory control of anterior pituitary hormone secretions
(janikjm@MiamiOH.edu)

Killian, Kathleen

(PhD Rutgers University 1990)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: neural basis of behavior
(killiaka@MiamiOH.edu)

McMurray, Matthew

(PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011)
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Interests: overlap of the fields of drug addiction, development, and cognitive neuroscience using rat models; long term effects of adolescent drug intake on cognitive behavior and its underlying neurocircuitry
(matthew.mcmurray@MiamiOH.edu)

Oswald, Barbara

(PhD University of South Carolina 1997)
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Interests: neurobiology of learning & memory; psychopharmacology, especially neural mechanisms of drug abuse
(oswaldbb@MiamiOH.edu)

Quinn, Jennifer J.

(PhD UCLA 2004)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Interests: neurobiology of learning & memory; mechanisms of memory consolidation and reconsolidation
(quinnjj@MiamiOH.edu)

Radke, Anna

(PhD University of Minnesota 2011)
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Interests: behavioral neuroscience of motivation, reward, and addictive disorders
(aradke@MiamiOH.edu)

Shi, Haifei

(PhD Georgia State University 2004)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Interests: physiological and molecular metabolic contribution of adipose tissue to energy balance and glucose homeostasis; sexual dimorphism in regulation of energy balance
(shih@MiamiOH.edu)

Simson, Peter

(PhD New York University 1984)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Interests: neuropsychopharmacology of ethanol action; noradrenergic modulation of memory
(simsonpe@MiamiOH.edu)

Solomon, Nancy

(PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne 1991)
Professor, Department of Biology
Interest: mechanisms and evolution of social organization in general and on cooperative breeding
(solomong@MiamiOH.edu)

Thomas, Robin D.

(PhD)
Professor, Department of Psychology
(thomasrd@MiamiOH.edu)