My laboratory studies brain circuits and behavior, with a recent focus on understanding neural mechanisms of emotion and cognition in the limbic system, including the hippocampus and amygdala. Using optogenetics and chemogenetics combined with electrophysiology and calcium imaging, we establish causal relationships between circuits and behavior. We also use optogenetics-assisted circuit mapping to uncover network organization. Our research highlights the role of GABAergic circuitry in both network and cognitive functions.
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We use electrophysiology in vivo and ex vivo, optogenetic/chemogenetic tools, calcium imaging, and behavioral assays,  viral vector and pharmacological strategies to investigate the healthy and diseased brain.