Investigating the neural basis of memory and goal-directed behavior


We study how the brain stores information about things we care about and how this ability is disrupted in disease.



Our lab has developed several tasks to evaluate memory and goal-directed behavior

stereotaxic neurosurgery

We manipulate the activity of neuronal networks to identify how these circuits modulate behavior and how they affect other neural populations

In-vivo electrophysiology

We record the activity of many neurons simultaneously while rats are being exposed to changes in reward or while they are doing memory tasks to uncover the language that the brain uses to control behavior

Our lab would like to acknowledge that the territory on which we gather when on campus is the ancestral and unceded land of the Nonotuck people. We want to pay respect to the Nonotuck and other Indigenous stewards of these lands and waters and to their elders who have lived here, who live here now, and who will live here in the future.