SMART:MIND

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

Dr. Arshad M. Khan

The Khan laboratory is focused on the neural mechanisms underlying food intake control, body weight regulation and glucosensation.

Dr. Bruce Cushing

Dr. Cushing’s research program is focused on understanding the neurobiology of social behavior in the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). 

Dr. Katherine Serafine

Dr. Serafine's research program uses animal models to study the factors (such as age, sex, and diet) that contribute to vulnerability to drug abuse.

Dr. Kristin L. Gosselink

Dr. Gosselink’s research program is focused on central nervous system responses to stress, and how chronic stress contributes to disease incidence and progression.

Dr. Kyung-An Han

The major interest of Dr Han’s lab research is the neurobiological basis of behavioral plasticity such as learning, memory and drug addiction.

Dr. Laura O'Dell

Dr. O’Dell’s research program is focused on the neural mechanisms that mediate addiction to drugs of abuse.

Dr. Mahesh Narayan

The work in Dr. Narayan’s laboratory focuses on mitigating reactive oxygen species (ROS)-related oxidative damage to protein disulfide isomerase (PDI).

Dr. Manuel Miranda

The Miranda laboratory investigates the mechanisms of regulation of activity for different neurotransmitter transporters in the brain.

Dr. Sergio Iniguez

Dr. Iniguez's preclinical research program examines how early life exposure to psychotropic drugs, as well as stress, increases drug-liability in adulthood.

Dr. Sukla Roychowdhury

Dr. Roychowdhury’s research program is focused on understanding the Cytoskeletal mechanisms of alcohol/nicotine dependence.