Faculty at MUSM are engaged in cutting-edge neuroscience research, with a focus on neurological disorders and diseases that affect thousands of Georgians, including chronic pain, addiction, traumatic brain injury and autism.

Funding Organizations

  • National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • National Defense Medical College of Japan
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

Neuroscience Research Faculty

  • Weng, Han Rong

    Han-rong Weng

    MD, PhD

    Dr. Weng’s lab works to identify therapeutic molecular targets for the development of analgesics.
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  • Ibolja Cernak

    MD, PhD

    Dr. Cernak’s researches the pathobiology and rehabilitation of long-term neurological, behavioral and multi-organ functional deficits caused by injury and chronic stress in military and veterans.
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  • Rotschafer, Sarah

    Sarah Rotschafer


  • Horner, Ashley

    Kristen Ashley Horner


    Dr. Horner’s research focuses on basal ganglia pathways involved in the development of habitual drug use.
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