The Beloozerova Laboratory research focuses on the electrical activity of neurons, because these cells communicate between each other to form motor commands and to activate muscles to produce movements by means of electrical signals.
The Dr. Hamm led laboratory investigates the function and organization of the spinal cord systems that control motor neurons, including the organization and function of the spinal networks that produce rhythmic movements like locomotion.
The Laboratory of Neurochemistry, now jointly led by Drs. Paul Whiteaker and Ronald J. Lukas, focuses on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which are critical to chemical signaling and electrical wiring in the brain and body.
Research projects in the Mufson Laboratory focus on the pathobiology of the normal and diseased human brain, including the neurobiology of mild cognitive impairment, which is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Down syndrome, and…
The Barrow Neuroimmunology Laboratory is a collaborative effort that encompasses the Neuroimmunology Regular Clinical Service Team, the Clinical Research Team, and the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Project.
The fundamental goal of the Laboratory for Translational Epilepsy Research is to use animal models of epilepsy to further the understanding of basic mechanisms of epilepsy and to translate this understanding to the improvement of treatment of human patients.
Dr. Wu and his team are studying the function and pharmacology of heterologously expressed nAChRs in cloned cells and native nAChRs in neurons isolated from brain tissue. Using electrophysiological techniques we are working to elucidate the mechanisms of nicotine reward,…