The Yang LabEmotional feeding circuit
The Zhu LabStudying Neural Stem Cells
The Yang LabStudying functional role of glia
Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
The Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience group studies the mechanisms and outcomes of neuronal function. Topics of interest include: the encoding of visual information by the brain;functional properties of olfactory system function and perception; fetal and adolescent neuronal plasticity and its role in drug addiction; imaging studies of neurodevelopment in individuals with genetic or psychiatric disorders; themolecular basis for dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease; CNS and spinal cord injury; developmental models of fetal alcohol syndrome and autism; and the control of behavior by specific aspects of neuronal activity, and how disease manifests alterations in neuronal function.