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Molecular Neuroscience
Developmental Biology
Cellular Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Plant Development and Physiology
Cellular Biochemistry
Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Environmental Responses
Environmental Microbiology
Animal Ecology
Plant Ecology
Systematic Zoology
Systematic Botany
Photo Neurobiology Laboratory
Using primarily mice, we use behavioral, pharmacological, and physiological techniques to investigate the relationship between the brain and behavior.
Asc Prof Adam Weitemier e-mail
Asc Prof Makoto Kurokawa (retired) e-mail
Monoamine systems and behavior in mammals

Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases have a strong impact on peoples' quality of life. We would like to know more about how to cope with these diseases and how to treat them. We are investigating whether mice that develop neurodegenerative disease are able to use different strategies in order to complete difficult tasks.

Brain systems adapt to long term exposure to stress and drugs. These adaptations lead to changes in behavior. In particular, neuromodulatory systems like (dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin) are involved in behavioral changes during addiction or stress exposure. We are interested in the way that specific neuronal molecular pathways contribute to these changes.

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