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Dissecting the Neural Circuitry Underlying Motivated Behaviors

Oct
19
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Understanding the link between neural circuits and behavior has been the focus of research in my lab. We are particularly interested in studying the synaptic and circuit mechanisms underlying reward processing, attention, and learning and memory; as well as synaptic and circuit dysfunctions responsible for maladaptive behaviors that are related to major mental disorders. We integrate in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, molecular, genetic, optogenetic, and chemogenetic techniques to probe and manipulate the function of specific neural circuits – with a focus on the fear and reward circuits – in the rodent brain, and to determine how these circuits participate in adaptive or maladaptive behavioral responses in various tasks.

Bo Li, PhD
Bo Li, PhD
Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

My group studies the neural circuits underlying cognitive function and dysfunction as they relate to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and autism. We use sophisticated technologies to manipulate specific neural circuits in the rodent brain to determine their role in behavior. We are interested in changes in synaptic strength that may underlie mental disorders.

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Oct
19
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

AUDIENCE

Faculty, Staff, Students
University of Arizona Health Sciences

LOCATION

Virtual

CONTACT

Haijiang Cai
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Neuroscience Graduate Interdisciplanary Program