Our Research

A few questions our research seeks to answer include:
  • Which brain circuits co-control different types of fear?
  • What network, circuits, and genes control the strength of our fear memories?
  • Do brain-wide molecular networks exhibit a topological structure that represents learned fear differently than innate fear?
  • Are there key hub genes within these topologically-structured molecular networks that intrinsically differentiate between learned and innate fears?

 

Techniques

We use a variety of research tools and techniques to answer the questions above, find out more about many of these techniques below.

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Optogenetics

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Fiber Photometry

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Miniscope Imaging

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CRISPR Gene Editing

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Brain Network Analyses

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Immunohistochemistry

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Real-time PCR

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In Situ Hybridization

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Molecular Cloning

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Animal Behavior

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Chemogenetics / Pharmacology

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Neuroanatomy / Micro-electrode Arrays

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Deep Learning

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Whole Brain Labeling and Imaging

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What can we Invent?

Wisconsin Lab
Jun. 2020 - Jun. 2021


  1. Wisconsin Lab

  2. Jun. 2020 - Jun. 2021

Legacy Programs

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Google Scholar

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Researchgate

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Twitter

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Loop

ELUCIDATING THE NEUROBIOLOGAL SUBSTRATES OF MEMORY & EMOTION

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