Members

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Members (Go to Members Directory)
Members of the Center for Neurobiology of Stress fall into one or more of the following categories: (1) investigators at UCLA, VAGLAHS, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, or other campus who are principal or co-principal investigators with peer-reviewed, competitive funding for research in neurovisceral sciences, gastrointestinal disorders, urological disorders, and stress neurobiology, and stress-immune system interactions, particularly related to sex-based differences and whose research directly impacts the goals of the Center; (2) division chiefs in gastroenterology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry; (3) directors or co-directors of programs or cores, or individuals who have relevant roles within the Center and (4) clinicians who have made significant contributions to the main subject matters of the Center.

Associate Members (Go to Associate Members Directory)
Associate Members are investigators who work closely with one or more Center members and who have major responsibility for design, conduct, and reporting of research studies, but who have not yet reached independence in funding; and individuals who contribute greatly on an ongoing basis to research projects at Center for Neurobiology of Stress. They are reviewed periodically for advancement to full membership.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Million Mulugeta, DVM, PhD at mmuluget@ucla.edu.

Members and Associate members are listed in alphabetical order. Bio pages for each member will be coming soon.



Members Directory

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Deborah Ackerman, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - Alternative medicine, Clinical trials design/analysis, Epidemiology, Mental health, Outcomes research
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David Adelson, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Electrophysiology of visceral nerves; neurohormonal interactions
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Jeffrey Alger, PhD Research Interest: Pathophysiological imaging using a novel forms of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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John Allman, PhD
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Peter Anton, MD Research Interest: Clinical - inflammatory bowel diseases and HIV-related enteric disorders. Preclinical: mucosal inflammation and immune responses, HIV vaccines and microbicides
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Art Arnold, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Sex differences in the brain, neuroendocrinology, evolution and function of the sex chromosomes
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Carol Bennett, MD Research Interest: Clinical - Neurourology, spinal cord injury
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Lori Birder, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Urinary bladder Urothelium; feline interstitial cystitis; "neuronal-like" properties of urothelial cells.
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Roger Bolus, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - Research Design, Statistical & Psychometric Analysis, Survey Development, Database Design
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Susan Bookheimer, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Functional neuroanatomy of language and memory systems Clinical : Functional imaging for pre-surgical planning; imaging in neurologic and psychiatric disorders; structural and functional imaging in Alzheimer's Disease
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Sylvie Bradesi, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - stress modulation of visceral pain, animal models
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Art Brody, MD
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Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Clinical nutrition of small animal patients, Lower urinary tract disorders of cats, Personality type and learning style
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Victor Chaban, PhD, MSCR Research Interest: Preclinical - euroendocrinology, steroid modulation of nociception
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Lin Chang, MD Research Interest: Clinical - chronic pain disorders, neuroendocrine and neuroimmune brain-gut interactions, and gender differences
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Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD Research Interest: nitric oxide, estrogens, atherosclerosis, breast cancer
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Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD
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Mark Cohen, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - Technology and applications of functional magnetic resonance imaging
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Ian Cook, MD Research Interest: Clinical - depression, placebo, dementia, EEG, MRI, brain function, yoga, CAM, clinical trials
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Bud Craig, PhD
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Michelle Craske, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - psychophysiological and cognitive risk factors, and cognitive and behavioral treatment for fear, anxiety and related disorders
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Eric Esrailian, MD
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Chris Evans, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Neurobiology of opioids
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Michael Fanselow, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Learning, memory, emotion
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Fawzy Fawzy, MD
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Michael Goldstein, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - Complementary and alternative medicine, self-help, self-care, epidemiology
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Phillip Hanno, MD Research Interest: Clinical - Interstitial cystitis, pelvic pain
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Ronald Harper, PhD Research Interest: Sleep, disordered breathing, heart failure, blood pressure control
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Daniel Holschneider, MD Research Interest: Preclinical - Functional neuroimaging in freely moving animals, Behavior and physiologic function in animal models
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Barbara Knowlton, PhD
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Jennifer Labus, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - altered central and autonomic nervous system processes in IBS, neural network analyses
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Robert Lemelson, PhD Research Interest: Southeast-Asian studies, psychological anthropology, transcultural psychiatry, qualitative approaches to the study of psychopathology
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Matthew Lieberman, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - Social cognitive neuroscience, Neural correlates of placebo effects, Neural correlates of affect regulation, Overlap between social pain and physical pain
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Edythe London, PhD Research Interest: Cinical - Studies of addictive and other neuropsychiatric disorders using neuroimaging techniques
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Sheng-Xing Ma, MD, PhD
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Mark Mandelkern, MD, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical and clinical - Imaging with radiological, nuclear, optical and electrophysiological techniques in humans and animals
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Juan Carlos Marvizon, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Neurophysiology of pain and analgesia investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate central sensitization in the spinal cord
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Emeran A. Mayer, MD, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical and Clinical - Neurobiology of visceral pain, stress and brain-gut interactions
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John Mazziotta, MD, PhD
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John McDonald, MD
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James McRoberts, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Molecular neurobiology of visceral pain, Neuroendocrine and immune interactions
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Paul Micevych, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - reproductive neuroendocrinology, steroid modulation of visceral nociception.
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Holly Middlekauf, MD
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Million Mulugeta, DVM, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Neurobiology of stress-related gut motility and visceral pain
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Bruce Naliboff, PhD
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Gordon Ohning, MD, PhD
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Edward Ornitz, MD Research Interest: Clinical - Clinical neurophysiology, focusing on startle modulation in developmental disorders and childhood psychophysiology
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Martin Paulus, MD
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Joseph Pisegna, MD
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Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD
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Andrea Rapkin, MD Research Interest: Clinical - chronic pelvic pain, multidisciplinary, vulvadynia, endometriosis
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Shlomo Raz, MD
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Sang Hoon Rhee, PhD
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Larissa Rodriguez, MD
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Michael Ross, MD, MPH
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David Shapiro, PhD Research Interest: Psychosocial factors affecting blood pressure in everyday life and risk for hypertension; Effects of mood, social stress, coping styles, family history, and gender; Yoga as a complementary treatment of depression
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Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
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Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Research Interest: Clinical - Cost-effectiveness analysis and medical decision-making; predictors of health-related quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia; role of the physician-patient relationship in IBS
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Igor Spigelman, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - pharmacology of chronic pain syndromes, alcohol abuse, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
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Catia Sternini, MD Research Interest: Preclinical - Neurogastroenterology
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Yvette Taché, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Brain-gut interactions
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Kirsten Tillisch, MD Research Interest: Clinical - functional gastrointestinal disorders, mind-body interactions
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Arthur Toga, PhD
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Jennie Tsao, PhD
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Hong Yang, MD, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Regulation of medullary autonomic regulatory pathways by circulating hormones
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Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
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Associate Members Directory

Olujimi Ajijola, MD
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NIgel Bunnett PhD
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Hong Wei Dong, MD, PhD
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Naomi Eisenberger, PhD Research Interest: Clinical - pain, stress, emotion, neuroimaging, social rejection
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Helena Ennes, MD Research Interest: Preclinical - Molecular neurobiology of visceral pain, stress and brain-gut interactions, neuroendocrine and immune interactions
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Leah FitzGerald, RN, PhD
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Christina Ghiani, PhD
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Billi Gordon PhD
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Arpana Gupta PhD
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Marion Ho, MD
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Wendy Ho, MD
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Eunok Im, PhD
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Johanna Jarcho, PhD
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Zhiguo Jiang, PhD
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Iordanis Karagiannidis, PhD
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Sahib Khalsa, MD
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Lisa Kilpatrick, PhD
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Hon Wai Koon, PhD
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Florian Kurth, PhD
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Muriel Larauche, PhD
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Jichang Li, MD, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Molecular and electrophysiological study of ion channels, characterization of NMDA receptors in rat DRG neurons and demonstration of their roles in visceral pain and hyperalgesia
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Eileen Luders, PhD
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Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD
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Jennie Papp, PhD
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Rafael Ramirez, PhD
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Claudia Sanmiguel MD
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Eric Sobel, PhD
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Steven Tan, MD, MTOM Research Interest: Clinical - traditional chinese medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrative medicine, mind/body medicine, acupuncture, herbs, functional syndromes, stress medicine
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Marmar Vaseghi, MD
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Lixin Wang, MD, PhD Research Interest: Preclinical - Brain-gut interaction in regulations of responses to stress and of feeding behavior
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Danny JJ Wang, PhD
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Zhuo Wang, PhD
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