Leveraging evolution to understand the mechanisms underlying brain-specific transcriptional regulation.
Electrophysiological studies to uncover what cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic loop circuits contribute to the movement control.
Research Topics: Affective / Clinical, Characterization of Neural Circuits, Developmental Processes, Diseases & Disorders, Executive Control & Memory, Learning & Memory, Molecular, Cellular & Synaptic Processes, Motor Control, Reasoning & Problem Solving, Sensation & Perception, Spatial Cognition & Attention
Development of data-analysis methods and tools and applying them to calcium imaging data measured from the visual cortex of mice
Examining the effects of adolescent cannabinoid exposure on working memory, impulsivity, and propensity for drug addiction
Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury