What we do

Picture5Our laboratory studies the behavioral and neurobiological factors that regulate learning and memory.  We combine classical conditioning procedures with biochemical, chemogenetic, pharmacological and neuroanatomical techniques to study topics such as interactions between cortical-hippocampal systems, cellular mechanisms underlying attention and learning, and the effects of exercise on learning and memory.   One goal of this research is to further our understanding of the basic mechanisms of information processing in the brain.  A second goal is to relate these findings to the biological basis of cognitive dysfunction and mental illness in humans.