The laboratory examines the structure and function of synapses and the relationship between synapse function and animal behavior. This includes integrative studies of how synaptically connected networks of neurons (i.e. circuits) develop and function as well as biophysical studies of how an individual synapse operates. We are particularly interested in how the intrinsic properties of synapses, the action of neuromodulatory molecules, and the topography of the neural network interact to determine the function, and dysfunction, of a circuit.
June 30th, 2011