Neuroscience Faculty


Elaine Day
Director of the Neuroscience Minor
Associate Professor of Biology
509 Shoemaker Hall
662-915-5444 |
Research: behavioral neuroscience: evolution & neuroplasticity of brain regions


Nicole Ashpole
Associate Professor of Psychology & Pharmacology
311 Faser Hall
Phone: 662-915-2407 |
Research: pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience: methamphetamine neurotoxicity, drugs of abuse, the aging process


Richard Buchholz
Associate Professor of Biology
104 Shoemaker Hall
662-915-5012 |
Research: animal behavior: host-parasite interactions, conservation biology


Alberto J. del Arco
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
233 Turner Center
Phone: 662-915-5528 |
Research: behavioral neuroscience,: neurophysiology of stress and psychiatric disorders in animal models


Robert Doerksen 
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
421 Fraser Hall
662-915-5880 |
Research: computational medicinal chemistry


Carolyn Wiles Higdon
Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
308 George Hall
Phone: 662-915-5122 |
Research: assistive technology; augmentative communications; autism & early intervention; communicative & central auditory processing disorders; evidence based medicine & clinical outcomes; laryngectomy; medical voice issues; spasmodic, oral, & pharyngeal dysphagia; pharmacology & communication disorders


Toshikazu IkutaTossi Ikuta
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
311 George Hall
662-915-5121 |
Research: neuroimaging, dopaminergic cognitive modulation, human brain genetics, auditory & language processing, computationa; modeling


Mika Jekabsons
Associate Professor of Biology
110 Shoemaker Hall
662-915-3998 |
Research: cell biology: bioenergetics, apoptosis, metabolismmedicine & clinical outcomes; laryngectomy; medical voice issues; spasmodic, oral, & pharyngeal dysphagia; pharmacology & communication disorders


Bradley Jones
Associate Professor of Biology
122 Shoemaker Hall
Phone 662-915-1700 |
Research: cell biology: cell differentiation, nervous system development, drosophila genetics


Myriam Kornisch
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2301 South Lamar Blvd, Suite 1200, Office NE 1635
Phone 662-915-3074 |
Research: cognitive neuroscience – executive functions, motor control, fluency disorders (stuttering), bilingualism, child language development


LearyChristopher Leary
Assistant Professor of Biology
424 Shoemaker Hall
662-915-1087 |
Research: animal behavior: acoustic communication, reproductive endocrinology, neurobiology


Teresa Lefmann
Assistant Professor of Social Work
212 Longstreet
Phone: 662-915-7336 |
Research: epigenetics, infant brain development, neuroscience, prenatal stress, and social work


S. Narasimba Murthy
Associate Professor of Pharmaceuticals
113 Faser Hall
662-915-5164 |
Research: development of noninvasive techniques for drug delivery, drug sampling and therapy


Jason Paris
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
315 Faser Hall
662-915-3096 |
Research: addiction, again, behavioral neuroscience, cell culture, neuroAIDS, neurodocrinology, neuropsychiatric disorders, rodent models, stress


Karen E. Sabol
Associate Professor of Psychology & Pharmacology
302B Peabody Hall
Phone: 662-915-1206 |
Research: pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience; methamphetamine neurotoxicity, drugs of abuse, the aging process


Todd Smitherman
Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training
214 310D Peabody
662-915-7203 |
Research: Psychological and behavioral influences in migraine and other chronic headache disorders; stress and sleep in pain


Gregory Snyder
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
310 George Hall
662-915-1202 |
Research: genetic and neurological study of fluency disorders, motor theory & neurosciences, perception & production of language


Roy ThurstonRoy Thurston
Assistant Professor of Special Education
306 Guyton Hall
662-915-1781  |
Research: traumatic brain injury, neuroscience applications in education


Dwight Waddell
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
302 Anderson Hall
Phone 662-915-7231 |
Research: cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology, neuronmechamics/biomechanics, computer brain interfaces, engineering design


Kristie Willett
Professor of Pharmacology
303A Faser Hall
662-915-6691 |
Research: tba


Dr. WishonDonovan Wishon
Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion
015 Bryant Hall
662-915-5443 |
Research: philosophy of mind/consciousness, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy