Department Research Information


Research Centers

Department of Physiology faculty direct and/or participate in a number of leading research centers both on and off the UCSF campus. Among these research centers are:
UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience
The Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology
The Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
The Alcohol and Addiction and Research Center
The Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction


Core Faculty Research Interests

Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD - Fat and Feeding Regulatory Circuits

Michael Brainard, PhD - Sensory Stimuli Driving Neural Change

Loren Frank, PhD - Learning, Memory and Plasticity in the Rodent Brain

Emily Goldberg, PhD - Immunometabolism

Lily Jan, PhD - Neural Circuits

Yuh Nung Jan, PhD - Neural Circuits

David Julius, PhD - Elucidating molecular mechanisms of touch, pain, and neurotransmitter action

Yuriy Kirichok, PhD - Electrical Signaling at the Mitochondrion in Health and Disease

Zachary Knight, PhD - Neural Feeding Circuits

Igor Mitrovic, MD - Physiology and Biomedical Science Education

David Morgan, PhD - Biochemistry of the Cell Cycle

Massimo Scanziani, PhD - Neural Circuitry of Higher Brain Functions

Michael Stryker, PhD - Development and Plasticity of the Cortex