Synapse and Neural Circuit Section

Functional interaction between molecules and behaviors in healthy and diseased brain.

Our central goal is to understand actions of molecules in the brain in the context of synapses, circuits and behaviors. Specifically, we are using a combination of proteomic, molecular, cellular, genetic, electrophysiological, circuit and behavioral approaches to identify molecules and pathways critical for synapse development and function, gain deep mechanistic insights into their actions in vitro and in vivo, and eventually apply the knowledge at the molecular and cellular levels to tackle complex questions such as behavior and disease.

We are a Synapse and Neural Circuit Research Laboratory.

An interneuron in the dentate gyrus.
An interneuron in the dentate gyrus.