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Neurobiology of motivated behavior and addiction
We are interested in dissecting the neural circuits that contribute to reward function and understanding how these pathways are altered by drugs of abuse.

Activity-dependent epigenetic regulation in neurons

We employ cutting edge tools to understand how neuronal activity modifies the epigenome to direct gene expression patterns.

Epigenomics and transcriptomics

We are using high-throughput sequencing platforms in tandem with available molecular biology and bioinformatic tools to understand transcriptional and epigenetic processes in a genome-wide fashion in defined brain circuits.

Latest news

Day Lab graduate student Katherine Savell awarded Carol Herd Greenisen Women in Science Memorial Fellowship. Congrats Katherine!