Development / Plasticity / Repair

Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Plasticity of inhibitory circuits during development and pathology.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, and repair (in vivo 2P imaging and Brain-computer interfaces)
Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
Mouse models of developmental disorders.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Neuron migration and maturation in the limbic system in mice and humans.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Restoration of voluntary movement after neurological injury.
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury