Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX US
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Office)
1250 Moursund Street, Suite N.0970.05 Houston, TX 77030 United States (832) 824-7903
PhD from Tulane University
New Orleans, LA United States
BS from Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
We are interested in producing a biophysically based understanding of cortical circuit function. Currently we are attempting to determine the mechanisms of experience-dependent shaping of network representations in the hippocampus and barrel cortex. We are also trying to understand the behavioral impact of this representation learning. We have a long-standing interest in active input processing in neuronal dendrites and its role in learning and memory. We use a variety of electrical (whole-cell, juxtacellular, silicon probe) and optical (two-photon) recording and optogenetic manipulation techniques both in behaving animals and in brain slices.