Research Highlights

The Yang Lab

Emotional feeding circuit

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The Zhu Lab

Studying Neural Stem Cells

neural stem cells


The Yang Lab

Studying functional role of glia

astrocyte

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Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

The Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience group studies the mechanisms and outcomes of neuronal function. Topics of interest include: the encoding of visual information by the brain;functional properties of olfactory system function and perception; fetal and adolescent neuronal plasticity and its role in drug addiction; imaging studies of neurodevelopment in individuals with genetic or psychiatric disorders; themolecular basis for dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease; CNS and spinal cord injury; developmental models of fetal alcohol syndrome and autism; and the control of behavior by specific aspects of neuronal activity, and how disease manifests alterations in neuronal function.