Auditory System

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.
Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level voluntary control of behavior (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing, arousal). fMRI, DTI and oculomotor methods are used.
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.