Training Grants

MCTP Faculty

  • Carrillo, Robert: The molecules and developmental programs that regulate neuronal wiring and how neural circuit specificity is achieved in Drosophila. Development at the neuromuscular junction. 
  • Gomez, Christopher: Ataxia genetics in humans and neural mechanisms in transgenic mouse models.
  • Hale, Melina: Integrating biomechanics and neurobiology to study how axial movements in fish are generated and coordinated to respond to the physical properties of an organism's environment.
  • Hansel, Christian: Signaling and neural mechanisms in synaptic plasticity in the mouse cerebellum.
  • Hatsopoulos, Nicholas: What features of motor behavior are encoded and how this information is represented in the collective activity of neuronal ensembles in the primate motor cortex.
  • Heckscher, Elizabeth: Development and function of motor circuits in Drosophila.
  • Kaufman, Matthew: How cortical neurons work together as a dynamical system to implement decision making and generate activity patterns for motor control.
  • Kratsios, Paschalis: How motor neuron diversity is generated during development and maintained in C. elegans and mice. Molecular mechanisms that ensure synapse formation and specificity within the motor circuit.
  • MacLean, Jason: Quantitatively describe the structure and function of active local neocortical microcircuits in motor and visual cortex in mice.
  • Margoliash, Daniel: Neural circuits and neurophysiological properties involved in fine motor control using singing birds as models.
  • McGehee, Daniel: Signaling and neural mechanisms in synaptic plasticity in the mouse and rat basal ganglia.
  • Palmer, Stephanie: Computational properties of the cortex in making predictions in motor control
  • Ross, Callum F. : Comparative studies on motor control and biomechanics of the head, with special emphasis on feeding in nonhuman primates and other vertebrates. 
  • Zhuang, Xiaoxi: Dopamine signaling, corticostriatal plasticity and basal ganglia function in motor control and movement disorders using transgenic mouse models.