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About the Center for Neurobiology Research

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists in this center investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain development to understand how these cells are altered by genetic variations, neurodegenerative disorders, trauma, and aging. Discoveries made by these laboratories are helping explain the origins of a wide range of brain diseases, while also searching for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Contacts

  • Brain Development 
  • Infections (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Neurogenetics
  • Synaptic Function and Differentiation
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stress
  • Psychiatric Disease
  • Visual System Development
  • Calcium Channel Imaging
  • Fluorescence Imaging
  • Optogenetics
  • Single Neuron Patch-clamp Electrophysiology
  • Single-cell RNA Sequencing

 

CENTER FOR NEUROBIOLOGY
RESEARCH LABS
 

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    Farris Lab
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    The Farris Lab studies how neurons respond during learning and how those responses differ between genetically distinct cell types thought to be required for storing memories.

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    Fox Lab
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    The Fox Laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying synaptic targeting and synaptic differentiation, focusing on the visual system.

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    Friedlander Lab
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    The Friedlander Lab uses quantitative single neuron patch clamp electrophysiological methods and imaging to see structural changes in the calcium signals that underlie synaptic function.

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    LaMantia Lab
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    The LaMantia Lab studies the genetics underlying neural development to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for a broad range of disorders that compromise brain and organ system development.

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    Morozov Lab
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    The Morozov Lab studies the neuronal circuits associated with empathy and examines how these circuits become altered in pathological conditions related to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, psychopathy, autism, and schizophrenia.

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    Mukherjee Lab
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    The Mukherjee Lab studies the role of MAGUK (Membrane Associated Guanylate Kinase) proteins in neurodevelopment.

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    Pan Lab
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    The Pan Lab aims to elucidate the general principles of vertebrate development and uncover the genetic and developmental causes of human neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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    Shin Lab
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    The Shin Lab aims to understand the role of brain circuit-specific mechanisms using translationally relevant animal models of stress-induced psychiatric diseases.

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    Swanger Lab
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    The Swanger Lab studies subtypes within a glutamate receptor family, called N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR), located in the brain's thalamus to understand the origins of seizures.

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    Weston Lab
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    The Weston Lab studies gene variants that cause human childhood epilepsies and seeks to understand how they alter neuronal physiology to cause network hyperexcitability and seizures.

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CENTER FOR NEUROBIOLOGY RESEARCH
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UPCOMING SEMINARS

Presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-hosted by the Center for Neurobiology Research

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    Inter-Organelle Communication Pathways and Dynamics Revealed by Imaging
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    Sept. 9, 2022, 11 a.m. | Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research

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    Mitochondria in Synaptic Plasticity, Gamma Oscillations, and Anxiety
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    Dec. 2, 2022, 11 a.m. | Zheng Li, Ph.D., Chief, Section on Synapse Development and Plasticity, National Institute of Mental Health | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research

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    Brainstem Serotonin Neurons Selectively Gate Retinal Information Flow to Thalamus
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    Jan. 20, 2023, 11 a.m. | Mark L. Andermann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research

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    Win to Fight and Lose to Flight: Innate Yet Flexible Aggression Circuit
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    March 24, 2023, 11 a.m. | Dayu Lin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research

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    Cis-regulatory Control of Neural Crest Development
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    April 28, 2023, 11 a.m. | Marcos Simoes-Costa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research

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    May 5, 2023, 11 a.m. | Marjorie Gondre-Lewis, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine | Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research