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Thomas A. Ala

ala

Office location:
Center for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders
Department of Neurology 
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
751 N Rutledge Street
Room 3100 Springfield
Illinois 62702

Office: (217) 545-7881
Fax: (217) 545-1903
Email: tala@siumed.edu 

Educational Background: 1985-1987: Research Fellow, Alzheimer's Treatment and Research Center, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN. 1982-1985: Neurology residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 1981-1982: Flexible internship, Hennepin County Medical Center ,Minneapolis MN . 1978-1981: MD degree, ...read full profile >>

Amy Arai

arai

Office location:
Department of Pharmacology 
SIU School of Medicine 
Room 3321 (office) or Room 3275 (laboratory) 
Mail code 9629 
801 N. Rutledge Street 
Springfield IL 62702

Office:(217) 545-0228
Lab: (217) 545-2204
Fax: (217) 545-0145
Email: aarai@siumed.edu

Website

Educational Background: Arai earned her doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees at Chiba University in Chiba, Japan (1987, 1984, 1982).  She was a postdoctoral fellow at UCI (1989-91). Research Interests: Molecular and pharmacological modulation of AMPA-type glutamate receptors and its ...read full profile >>

Lydia Arbogast

arbogast

Office location:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Life Science III 2077
Carbondale, IL  62901-6512

Office: (618) 453-1856
Lab: (618) 453-8443
Fax: (618) 453-1517
Email: larbogast@siumed.edu

Educational Background: Post-doc in Neuroendocrinology, University of Kansas Medical Center with Dr. James L. Voogt, 1988-1993  Ph.D., Physiology, Indiana University, 1988 Research Interests: Affect of female reproductive hormones on the neuronal activity in the brain. Recent Publications : Liu B, ...read full profile >>

John Baker

baker

Office location:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Rehn 311A
Carbondale, IL  62901

Office: (618) 453-8270

Email: jonathan.c.baker@siu.edu

Website 

Educational Background: Ph.D., Behavioral Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2009 Research Interests: Behavioral gerentology, Adults with developmental disabilities Recent Publications :

Andrzej Bartke

bartke

Office Location: 
S.I.U. School of Medicine 
801 N. Rutledge St. Room 4389 
P.O. Box 19628 
Springfield IL 62794-9628
Office: (217) 545-7962
Lab: (217) 545-7979
Email: abartke@siumed.edu

 

Educational Background: Magister (equivalent MS) 1962 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Biology (Zoology)  PhD 1965 University of Kansas Zoology (Genetics) Research Interests: Aging, longevity genes, growth hormone, insulin, mice, caloric restriction Current project:  We are working ...read full profile >>

Carol Bauer

bauer

Division: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
301 North 8th Street 
Springfield, IL 62701

Office: (217) 545-6099

Email: cbauer@siumed.edu

 

Educational Background:  Fellowship in Neurotology, Baylor College of Medicine ( Houston TX), 1994-1995 Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1990-1994 Residency in General Surgery, Michigan State University, 1989-1990 Research Interests: ...read full profile >>

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffery Bennett

Office location:
Department of Psychiatry
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 9642
901 West Jefferson
Springfield IL 62794

Office: (217) 545-7668
Email: jbennett@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: M.D. from New York University School of Medicine (1986)

Thomas J. Brozoski

Office location:
Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery
801 N. Rutledge St., P.O. Box 19629 
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL 62794

Office: (217) 545-6583

Fax: (217) 545-1903

Email: tbrozoski@siumed.edu

Educational Background: Ph.D., Psychology, University of Virginia, 1971 M.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1966 B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1964 Research Interests: Pathophysiology of tinnitus; tinnitus therapeutics; sensory processes; psychophysics Recent Publications : Bauer, C and ...read full profile >>

Xiang Cai

Xiang Cai

Office location:
Department of Physiology
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 6523
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-8212
Email:xcai@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science, Guangzhou, China (2000)

Kathleen Campbell

campbell

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine
801 N. Rutledge
Rm #3341 Springfield
Illinois 62702

Office:(217) 545-7310

Lab: (217) 545-6774

Fax: (217) 545-1903

Email: kcampbell@siumed.edu

Educational Background:  South Dakota State University B.A. 1973 Communication/Education University of South Dakota M.A. 1977 Audiology University of Iowa Ph.D. 1989 Audiology/Hearing Science Research Interests: Ototoxicity, otoprotective agents, anti-oxidants, drug development, clinical trials

Donald Caspary

caspary

Office Location:
Department of Pharmacology
801 N. Rutledge
PO Box 19230
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield IL 62702 

Office: (217) 787-4335

Email: dcaspary@siumed.edu

Educational Background:  PhD Biology/Neurobiology, New York University, 1971 MS Zoology / Sensory Communication, Syracuse University, 1968 BA Zoology, University of Wisconsin, 1965 Research Interests: Age-Related hearing loss (drug therapy for age-related hearing loss)  Central sensory ...read full profile >>

Joseph L. Cheatwood

cheatwood

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Life Science III 
Room #2068 Carbondale
Illinois 62901

Office: (618) 453-1591

Email: jcheatwood@siumed.edu

Educational Background: Ph.D., University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004 Neuroanatomy, Behavioral Neuroscience Research Interests: Dr. Cheatwood's research is primarily aimed at developing a better understanding of neuroanatomical changes underlying spontaneous and induced recovery ...read full profile >>

Rich W. Clough

clough

Office location:
Department of Anatomy
Southern Illinois University
at Carbondale
Life Science III 2075 / 2086B

Office: (618) 453-1578

Email: rclough@siumed.edu

Website

Educational Background: Ph.D. Human Anatomy, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1983  Research Interests: Neuroendocrinology, epilepsy, neuropathology, immediate early gene expression in the brain, neural development, synaptogenesis, recovery of neurological function following traumatic ...read full profile >>

Joan Davis

Joan Davis

Office location:
Dental Hygiene Program
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Mail Code 6615
1365 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-8874
Email:davisdh@siu.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University (2010)

Lisabeth DiLalla

dilalla

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University 
210A Lindegren 
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502

Office: (618) 453-1855

Lab: (618)-453-5206

Fax: (618) 453-5861

Email: ldilalla@siu.edu

Educational Background:  BPh.D., received her graduate degree in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia in 1987 Post-doctoral fellowship in behavior genetics at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Research Interests: Child development,behavior ...read full profile >>

Mark Dixon

dixon

Office location:

Southern Illinois University
336A Rehn Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502

Office: (618) 453-8275

Email: mdixon@siu.edu

Educational Background: PhD Psychology, University of Nevada, 1998 MA Psychology, University of Nevada, 1996 BA Psychology and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1993 Research Interests: Behavioral medicine, behavioral management, complex human operant behavior Current project: Examining the ...read full profile >>

Stephanie Clancy Dollinger

Office location:
275-D, Life Sciences II 
Southern Illinois University 
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502

Office: (618) 453-3557

Fax: (618) 453-3563

Email: smcd@siu.edu

Website

Educational Background: Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology, Syracuse University Research Interests: Lifespan development, successful aging, identity development, personality

Buffy Ellsworth

Buffy Ellsworth

Office location:
Department of Physiology
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 6523
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-1539
Email:bellsworth@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University (2002)

Carl Faingold

faingold

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
801 N Rutledge Street
Room 3289A 
Springfield Illinois 62702 

Office: (217) 545-2185

Email: cfaingold@siumed.edu

Educational Background:  Post-doctoral fellowship Neuropharmacology, University of Missouri Institute of Psychiatry, 1972 Ph.D Pharmacology, Northwestern University, 1970 Bachelor's Pharmacy, University of Illinois in Chicago, 1965 Research Interests: Neuronal networks, alcohol, epilepsy, ...read full profile >>

David Gilbert

gilbert

Office Location:
Life Sciences II 275-C
Mailcode 6502
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale
Carbondale IL 62901 

Office: (618) 453-3558

Lab: (618) 453-3563

Fax: (217) 545-0145

Email: dgilbert@siu.edu

Website

Educational Background:  PhD, Florida State University, 1978 BS, University of Washington, 1970 Research Interests: Integrative neuroscience Substance use/abuse Genetic and environmental influences Individual differences Emotion Recent Publications:  Carlson, J. M., Gilbert, D. G., ...read full profile >>

Lalit Gupta

Lalit Gupta

Office location:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 6603
1230 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-7032
Email:lgupta@siu.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University (2002)

Reza Habib

habib

Office location:
Department of Psychology
MC 6502
Life Science II 271A 
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale
Carbondale IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-3547

Fax: (618) 453-3563

Email: rhabib@siu.edu

Website 

Educational Background: PhD Psychology, University of Toronto, 2000 Research Interests: Brain Imaging Learning and Memory Recent Publications : Schott BH, Sellner DB, Lauer C-J, Habib R, Frey JU, Guderian S, Heinze H-J, Düzel E. (2004) Activation of midbrain structures by associative novelty and the ...read full profile >>

Erin Hascup

Erin Hascup

Office location:
Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 9643
751 North Rutledge
Springfield IL, 62794

Office:(217) 545-6988
Email:ehascup@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky (2007)

Michael Hoane

hoane

Office Location:
Southern Illinois University
77-C, Life Sciences II
Carbondale 62901

Office: (618) 453-3517

Fax: (618) 453-3563

Email: mhoane@siu.edu

Website 

Educational Background:  Ph.D., Texas Christian University Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury, cell replacementtherapy, vita-nutrient therapy Recent Publications:  Quigley, A., Tan, A.A., & Hoane, M.R. (in press). The effects of hypertonic saline and nicotinamide on behavioral ...read full profile >>

Anthony Huang

Anthony Huang

Office location:
Department of Anatomy
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 6523
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-1539
Email:ahuang@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, National Taiwan University (1997)

Eric Jacobs

Office location:
Department of Psychology
Life Sciences II
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502

Office: (618) 453-3555

Fax: (618) 453-3563

Email: eajacobs@siu.edu

Website 

Educational Background: Ph.D., University of Florida post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont Research Interests: Applied Behavior Analysis,Human Operant Behavio,Choice and Decision Making Recent Publications : Dixon , M.R., Jacobs, E.A., & Sanders, S. (2006). Contextual control of delay ...read full profile >>

Sarah Kertz

Sarah Kertz

Office location:
Department of Psychology
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 6502
1125 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-3551
Email: skertz@siu.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Louisville (2011)

Michelle Kibby

Michelle Kibby

Office location:
Department of Psychology
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 6502
1125 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-2872
Email: mkibby@siu.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Memphis (1998)

Shane Koch

koch

Office location:
Rehabilitation Institute MC4609
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-8284

Email: dskoch@siu.edu

Usha Lakshmanan

Office location:
Southern Illinois University 
Life Sciences II Room #216 
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502

Office: (618) 453-3574

Fax: (618) 453-6563

Email: usha@siu.edu

Website 

Educational Background: Ph.D., University of Michigan Research Interests: 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition,Psycholinguistics,Syntactic Theory,Bilingualism,Language & Cognition Recent Publications : Kim, L. K., & Lakshmanan, U. (in press). The processing role of the article choice parameter: ...read full profile >>

Brian Lee

lee

Office: (618) 453-7186

Fax: (618) 453-6408

Email: brianlee@siu.edu

 

Educational Background: B.S., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Ph.D., University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore, Maryland Research Scientist, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California Research Interests: Primarily interested in the structural biochemistry of translational ...read full profile >>

Cheng-Shu Li

li

Office location:
Southern Illinois University
Life Science III 2073
Carbondale 62901

Office: (618) 453-8910

Email: cli@siumed.edu

Peter Patrylo

patrylo

Office location:
Physiology MC 6512
Life Science II 176A
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-6742

Email: ppatrylo@siumed.edu

Research Interests: Effects on local neuronal networks by cortical malformations with impaired neurological function (e.g., epilepsy, mental retardation) Contribution of alterations in local neuronal networks to neurological dysfunction during “normal” and pathological aging. 

Amber Pond

Amber Pond

Office location:
Department of Anatomy
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 6523
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-1582
Email:apond@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Animal Physiology, Mississippi State University (1995)

Jared Porter

Jared Porter

Office location:
Department of Kinesiology
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 4310
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-3329
Email:jporter@siu.edu

Educational background: Ph.D. in Motor Behavior and Cognitive Psychology, Louisiana State University (2008)

Louis Premkumar

premkumar

Office location:
Department of Pharmacology
Southern Illinios University of
Medical Sciences
801 North Rutledge Street
RM. 3325 

Springfield, Illinois

Office: (217) 545-2179

Lab: (217) 545-7006

Emaillpremkumar@siumed.edu 

Educational Background: Postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at John Curtin School of Medical Research in Australia (1994) Postdoctoral associate in biophysics at State University of New York (1994-95) Doctoral degree at the Australian National University in Australia (1992) Master's and ...read full profile >>

Vikram Ramkumar

Ramkumar

Office location:
Department of Pharmacology
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 9629
801 North Rutledge
Springfield IL 62794

Office:(217) 545-2171
Email: vramkumar@siumed.edu

Website

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt

Ruth Anne Regfeldt

Office location:
Rehabilitation Institute
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 4609
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office:(618) 453-8276
Email:rehfeldt@siu.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis (Psychology), University of Nevada (1998)

Gregory Rose

rose

Office location:
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale
Lindegren 308
600 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL  62901-6503

Office: (618) 453-1451

Lab: (618) 453-4791

Fax: (618) 453-5861

Email: grose@siumed.edu

Website

Educational Background: Postdoctoral Training, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Ph.D., Psychology, University of California Irvine, 1980 Research Interests: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Age-Related Cognitive Impairment Recent Publications : Tombaugh, G.C., W.B. ...read full profile >>

Matthew Schlesinger

Office location:
Department of Psychology 
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-3524

Lab: (618) 453-3537

Email: matthews@siu.edu

Educational Background: Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley Developmental Psychology Advisor: Jonas Langer, Ph.D. December, 1995 B.A. U.C. San Diego Psychology Advisor: Joan Stiles, Ph.D. Minor: Applied Mathematics, June, 1989 Research Interests: Cognitive Development: Development of action and perception ...read full profile >>

Andrew Sharp

sharp

Office location:
Deapartment of Anatoty
Southern Illinois University 
Life Sciences III, Room 2075
Carbondale, IL 
62901

Office: (618) 453-1645

Email: asharp@siumed.edu 

Website

Educational Background: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA,  Biophysics Ph.D. Program,  September, 1988-November, 1994 Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, November, 1994 University of Wisconsin, Madison,  September, 1981-August, 1983; September, 1984-August, 1986 Majors: Molecular Biology ...read full profile >>

April Dawn Strader

Educational Background: University of California Berkeley B.A. 1992 Biological Sciences University of Wisconsin Milwaukee M.S. 1995 Biological Sciences University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Ph.D 2002 Biological Sciences Current project:  American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant Title: ...read full profile >>

Shelley Tischkau

Shelley Tischkau

Office location:
Department of Pharmacology
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 9629
801 North Rutledge
Springfield IL 62794

Office:(217) 545-6524
Email:stischkau@siumed.edu

Website

Educational background: Ph.D. in Physiology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (1995)

Tomas Upton

upton

Office location:
Department of Rehabilitation  
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale
322A Rehn Hall
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Office: (618) 453-8287

Fax: (618) 453-3563

Email: tupton@siu.edu

Website

Educational Background:  Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Iowa (2000).

Ronald Zec

Ronald Zec

Office location:
Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 9643
751 North Rutledge
Springfield IL 62794

Office:(217) 545-7197
Email:rzec@siumed.edu

Educational background: Ph.D. in Experimental/Physiological Psychology, University of Kansas (1977)