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Research overview

Our research focuses on understanding the neurobiology underlying social and cognitive impairments across neuropsychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on development of novel treatments . Toward this goal, the lab uses animal models and systems neuroscience approaches to identify brain regions and circuits that modulate social and cognitive behaviors, with a focus on the hippocampus. These basic science findings are translated to focused human studies to investigate potential therapeutic interventions. The lab is particularly interested in identifying how hippocampal pathology in a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, contribute to alterations in social processes and aggressive or impulsive behaviors.

More information about our lab’s basic neurobiological research.

More information about our lab’s human translational research.