Area Head: Patricia Whitaker

Overview of the Integrative Neuroscience Program (formerly Biopsychology/Biological Psychology).

Program Requirements

News and events (proseminar)

Anderson, Brenda J. Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1993. Associate Professor and Area Head, Integrative Neuroscience
We study how experience shapes behavior and neural connections. We have a novel platform for the systematic study of the role predictability and control play in shaping behavior.
Leung, Hoi-Chung. Ph.D. Northwestern, 1997. Associate Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Neural basis of information processing, with a focus on visuospatial and visual working memory and action control.
Parsons, Ryan. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008. Assistant Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Fear learning, memory consolidation, memory reconsolidation, fear extinction, anxiety, neural plasticity.
Squires, Nancy. Ph.D. UCSD, 1972. Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Brain basis of sensory and cognitive processes, including face recognition and language processing.
Thanos, Peter. Ph.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1997. Assistant Professor, Behavioral NeuroPharmacology and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Integrative Neuroscience
Translational research utilizing various rodent models of psychopathology and in collaboration with clinical researchers to better understand the mechanisms involved in specific psychological disorders. Major research focus includes dopamine signaling involved in substance use disorders (SUD) and addiction, ADHD and depression as well brain circuit mapping and connectivity in food, drug and alcohol abuse.
Whitaker-Azmitia, Patricia. Ph.D. Univ. Toronto, 1979. Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Neuropharmacology, with emphasis on the role of serotonin in brain development.

Research Faculty:

Hsu, David T. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Neural responses to social rejection and acceptance; mood and anxiety disorders.

Powers, Alice S., Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, 1969. Research Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Evolution of brain and behavior, learning and memory, adult neurogenesis, motor control, neural mechanisms of startle and blink, habituation.
Associated Faculty
Anat Biegon, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1980)
Senior Scientist, Medical Department, Brookhaven National Labs (Biopsychology)
Brain response to traumatic, ischemic or inflammatory insults

Alfredo Fontanini, M.D.,Ph.D., Brescia University
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Neural basis for rich perceptual experiences, how populations of cortical neurons process the multiple physical and psychological dimensions of taste.

Rita Goldstein, Ph.D., University of Miami (1999)
Assistant Scientist, Brookhaven National Labs (Biopsychology)
Neuroimaging, Substance abuse, Neuropsychology.

Mary Kritzer, Ph.D., Yale University
Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior (Biopsychology)
Gonadal Hormone Influence over Function and Dysfunction in the Cerebral Cortex

Lauren Krupp, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1981)
Associate Professor, Neurology (Biospsychology)
Neuropsychological and neurobehavioral characteristics of chronic mental illness; interrelationship between memory performance and mood disturbance in chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Marta Maczaj, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (Biopsychology)
Director of the Stony Brook Sleep Disorders Center

Lawrence P. Morin, Ph.D., Rutgers University - Institute of Animal Behavior (1974)
Professor, Psychiatry (Biopsychology)
Biological rhythms; environment and reproduction; endocrine system and behavior.