COCA Investigators


COCA investigators are listed alphabetically below along with their role in the center.

Bashar Badran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Principal Investigator on Project 4

Chris Cowan, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Scientific Director of Overall COCA
Co-Investigator on Project 1

Peter Kalivas, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Center Director of Overall COCA
Principal Investigator on Project 3
Director of Administrative Core

Jacqueline McGinty, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Principal Investigator on Project 2
Director of Pilot Core C

Carmela Reichel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Director of Animal Core A

Michael Scofield, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director of Validation Core A
Co-Investigator on Project 2

Makoto Taniguchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Co-Director of Validation Core B
Co-Investigator on Project 1