Neurobiology of Cells and Circuits

This research theme nucleates faculty teams from multiple departments to advance our understanding of the function of neural circuits, building on a foundation of genetic, molecular, and cellular approaches. With a transformative $25M gift, we established the Center for the Neurobiology of Cells and Circuits to coalesce work in this area, including investigating the causes of autism spectrum disorders, teasing apart the molecules, cells, and circuits underlying addiction and reward, and creating a novel technology to map neural circuits.

Research Projects

Advanced systems methods applied to understanding and treating cerebrospinal fluid disorders

Cognition and Behavior, Computation in Brain and Mind, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits, Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology

Brain networks: Inferring cortical microcircuitry with electrophysiology

Computation in Brain and Mind, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

Computational methods for faster, more accurate, and more versatile segmentation software for serial electron-microscopic analysis

Computation in Brain and Mind, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits, Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology

Movement disorders: Rational design of deep brain stimulation with human electrophysiology and computational neural modeling

Cognition and Behavior, Computation in Brain and Mind, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits, Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology

Retinal imaging: The eye as a window to the brain

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

The role of Microfibrillar Associated Protein 2 and Notch1 in alcohol cravings

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

Understanding contributions of alternative splicing to appetitive memory

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits