synapses

circuits

learning

 

We study molecular, synaptic and cellular events that underlie changes in the flow of information in neural circuits.

 
 
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Our goal

is to understand how sensory experiences trigger activity in functionally linked neurons to generate learned behaviors and encode salient features of the environment.

Our focus

is on describing how the logic of inherent circuit design, diversity of neuron types and spatio-temporal dynamics of synaptic activity amalgamate in the cortico-hippocampal network to organize and store information as memories.

We utilize

electrophysiology, imaging and genetic manipulations in brain slices and awake behaving mice. We are particularly motivated to explore links between mnemonic and plastic circuits, associational learning and adaptive behaviors.