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Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program
Joseph Ayers
Dr. Ayers' research focus is on the neuroethology of motor systems in invertebrates and lower vertebrates and the application of this knowledge to the development of advanced robots.
Laboratory of Neurobiology
Gunther Zupanc
Dr. Günther K.H. Zupanc’s research focuses on neural plasticity in the adult central nervous system of teleost fish, and on the role of structural changes of neurons in behavioral plasticity. The ultimate goal is to help to answer some of the fundamental questions in neurobiology.
Action Lab
Dagmar Sternad
Motor skills such as throwing a ball, eating with knife and fork or dancing are uniquely human and key to functional behavior. Optimizing the acquisition and preventing or reverting the degradation of skill requires a rigorous quantitative understanding. The Action Lab analyzes how human neurop..
Behavioral Neuroscience
Center for Neurophysiology
Dr. Sikes specializes in the neurophysiology of the cingulate cortex; in particular, the role of cingulate cortex in pain sensation.  Research has included pathway investigation to understand pain information transmission, and now focuses on contrasting the effects of somatic and visceral noxio..
Psychology
Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior
Rebecca Shansky
Stress-related mental illnesses like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are twice as common in women, but relevant pre-clinical research on the mechanisms of stress and fear has primarily been conducted in male animals. Our work explores the relationships ..
Biology
O’Malley Lab
Donald O'Malley
Dr. O’Malley studies the computational capabilities of neuronal populations at the core of nervous systems, including everything from sensorimotor transformations to more complex behaviors. Current projects are aimed at understanding symbolic operations in mammalian cortex.
The Monaghan Lab
James Monaghan
Dr. Monaghan’s lab uses the axolotl salamander to investigate the cellular and molecular basis of complex tissue regeneration. Axolotls have the amazing ability to regenerate large portions of their limbs, tail, heart, and spinal cord. His lab studies the development and regeneration of the nervo..
Psychology
Aggression Lab
Richard Melloni Jr
Dr. Melloni studies the neurobiology of aggressive behavior. The main goal of this research is to understand how drug use and exposure to social stress during adolescence alter brain development and influence aggressive behavior.
Developmental Neuropsychobiology Laboratory
Heather Brenhouse
Dr. Brenhouse’s lab studies the dynamic interaction between the brain, the body, and the environment throughout early life and adolescent development. Using animal models with genetic, behavioral, and pharmacological manipulation, her laboratory investigates why later manifestation of mental illn..
Biochemistry
The Ebong Lab
The Ebong Lab studies the means by which endothelial cell mechanotransduction occurs in order to prevent or promote atherosclerosis
The Godoy Lab
Veronica Godoy-Carter
The Godoy lab seeks to learn about the mechanism(s) regulating the activity of potentially mutagenic DNA polymerases.
Biochemistry
Shefelbine Lab
The Shefelbine Lab studies multiscale mechanics and musculoskeletal mechanobiology.

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January 13, 2020

Cannabis Products Are Everywhere. But What Do They Actually Do?

January 13, 2020

He’s Training Computers to Find New Molecules With the Machine Learning Algorithms Used by Facebook and Google

Using the same techniques that help social media learn about you, Northeastern assistant professor Steven Lopez is training machine learning algorithms to find millions of new molecules to help make…
Scans of brain activity in seven-year-olds are helping Northeastern researchers predict symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attentional problems in teenagers. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
January 13, 2020

What Do the Brains of Children Tell Us about Their Mental Health as Teens?

Anxiety and depression in teens can go undetected for too long, says Northeastern psychology professor Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli. Her team is using brain imaging during childhood to spot early symptoms of…
January 6, 2020

Superconductor or Not? They're Exploring the Identity Crisis of This Weird Quantum Material.

Northeastern researchers are probing a class of copper-based materials that can be turned into superconductors. Their findings offer tantalizing clues for a decades-old mystery, and a step forward for quantum…

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