|Faculty selected as IPREP mentors|
Gary Landreth, PhD. – Faculty Liaison
Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology>
Director, Alzheimer Research Laboratory>
Director of Graduate Education, Department of Neurosciences
Office: NB 214C
Professor Landreth’s research efforts are concentrated on investigating the contribution of inflammation and microglia in Alzheimer’s disease. His laboratory also studies lipid metabolism and the actions of type II nuclear receptors during Alzheimer’s as well as drug development for CNS disorders. Additional research includes the developmental basis of autism and is actively developing animal models for both Alzheimer’s and autism.
Andy Hudmon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Office: NB 400D
Professor Hudmon’s research efforts are concentrated on elucidating how protein kinases function to form signaling modules in excitable cells like neurons and myocytes. By combining electrophysiology with biochemical and biophysical techniques he is able to identify novel protein interactions and regulatory mechanisms that underlie synaptic function/dysfunction in the nervous system and excitability/contractility in the heart.
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical and Molecular Genetics
Roberts Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research
Executive Director, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Office: NB 414C
Professor Lamb studies the basic science of Alzheimer’s disease. His laboratory focuses on: 1) genetic modifiers identified from both mouse and human studies, 2) microglia and neuronal-microglial communication in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease pathologies; and 3) traumatic brain injury as an environmental modifier for the development of Alzheimer’s disease pathologies. In addition, Dr. Lamb is actively involved in advocacy for increased research funding for the disease and was recently chosen to lead a new, NIH supported, $25 million Center at IU to generate, characterize and distribute novel animal models of Alzheimer’s disease.
Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Professor and Mari Hulman George Chair of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Office: NB 500E
Professor Xu’s laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury (SCI), develops novel repair strategies in experimental models of SCI, and translates effective treatments from animal models to humans. The lab investigates novel molecules that may play a central role in mediating multiple injury insults during the course of secondary injury after an initial trauma and use cellular transplantation to promote axonal SCI regeneration.
Andrew Saykin, Psy.D.
Raymond C. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Director, Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center
Director, Center for Neuroimaging
Office: GH 4324
Professor Saykin’s research program focuses on mechanisms of memory dysfunction and treatment response in several neurological and psychiatric disorders. Current projects integrate cognitive, genetic, and brain imaging methods for early preclinical detection of Alzheimer's disease, understanding the neural basis of cancer chemotherapy-induced cognitive changes, and the study of brain activity and connectivity in schizophrenia.