CounterACT Director & Professor, Molecular Biosciences
Pamela Lein has broad training and experience in molecular and cellular neurobiology, neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology. Her research has focused on defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which growth factors, inflammatory mediators, pharmacological agents, environmental toxicants, and chemical threat agents modulate neuronal connectivity and the impact of such changes on normal neurodevelopment and on the function of the mature brain.
CounterACT Associate Director & Professor, Neurology
Michael A. Rogawski is professor of neurology and a member of the Center for Neuroscience and the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group. His laboratory conducts cellular neurophysiological studies of ion channels, with a focus on the action of ion channel modulators used in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy.
Tracey Fernandez oversees the CounterACT finances, coordinates Center meetings and retreats, sets up seminars and workshops, assists with the preparation of progress reports and budgets, and is the main resource for all Center communications.
Dr. Suzette Smiley-Jewell coordinates the Center's research projects and scientific cores to meet Center milestones, organizes Center educational activities, and helps investigators with their papers and reports. She has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology and is a Board Certified Editor of the Life Sciences.