Research in the Dölen lab focuses on how the brain enables social behaviors through basic neurobiological processes such as neuromodulation and synaptic plasticity. In addition, we are interested in understanding the pathophysiology of autism and schizophrenia, disorders characterized by profound social and cognitive impairments, with the ultimate goal of designing mechanism-based therapies. Using a combination of well-established, cutting edge, and evolving techniques, our goal is to approach the daunting complexity of the brain armed with molecular, biochemical, optogenetic, electrophysiological, and behavioral strategies to dissect the biological basis of social behavior.
March 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gul Dolen; hosted by Anne West