Neuroscience My laboratory focuses on the study of synaptic physiology and remodeling, or in other words, how the connections between the neurons in your brain function and change. By understanding more about this we hope to understand more about how the brain works, and importantly, how to help when something goes wrong. Much of our research is focused toward understanding Autism, Epilepsy and MS, working on strategies to treat or even prevent these conditions. To accomplish our goals, we use a unique technology, which involves interfacing living neurons with silicon technology, which not only allows us to learn a lot about how neurons communicate, but also devise devices such as anti-epileptic drug screening tools, and even bio-computational devices. We also work in collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Complexity Science Group here, in projects to understand how information flows through neuronal circuits, and consequently how the brain works.
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