Intracellular calcium signaling; Alzheimer’s disease; autism spectrum disorder; immunoimaging; novel microscopies including multi-photon and lightsheet.

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Investigating how neurons respond and recover after injury

The Thompson-Peer lab explores how neurons recover from injury in vivo, and how this process is similar to and different from normal development.

At the most fundamental level, a…

At the Spatial Neuroscience lab, we study human path integration, spatial memory, and large-scale navigation in complex environments. Our lab conducts experiments using both fully immersive virtual reality (at our CAVERN (Center for Ambulatory Virtual…

For any new Alzheimer’s disease drug to achieve FDA approval and widespread clinical use, it must be tested in human beings and demonstrated as both safe and efficacious. Studies to test the safety and efficacy…

The Tenner laboratory is contributing to the emerging understanding of the role of the complement system in directing an appropriate immune response, with a specific focus on neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Our lab…

Since starting my own lab in 2011, I have focused on microglia, the immune cell of the brain. We discovered that microglia in the adult brain are dependent upon signaling through the colony-stimulating factor 1…

Our laboratory uses genetics and molecular biology to study pattern formation in the zebrafish embryo. The rapid development and simple anatomy of this teleost embryo, together with recently developed techniques for reverse genetics and a…

The nicotinic cholinergic system is one of the major modulatory neurotransmitter systems in the brain and has been implicated in learning, memory formation, and drug addiction. My laboratory provides an integrated environment that combines molecular…

Long-term memory storage is an essential process to human life. Without long-term memory, we would not be able to remember our pasts, interpret our present, or predict our future. We would have little personal identity,…

Empirical studies of human information processing, visual memory systems, attention, visual perception.Mathematical, computational, and neural models of vision, attention, and short-term memory.

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