My laboratory investigates the neural circuitry of cognitive and affective behaviors, with a particular focus on how environmental experiences encountered during ‘sensitive periods’ shape the development of this circuitry and associated behaviors in adulthood. To do this, we use a multi-disciplinary investigative strategy in rodents including in vivo recordings of activity during behavior, opto- and pharmacogenetic manipulations of circuit activity and measurements of synaptic function and anatomy. Through this approach we hope to gain insight into the developmental trajectory and etiology of cognitive and affective symptoms associated with disorders like schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
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