We study the behavioral and neural mechanisms of Pavlovian and instrumental learning. Current projects in the lab are focused on examining the functional contributions of the retrosplenial and postrhinal cortices to the retrieval of remotely acquired fear memories.
We use chemogenetic methods to manipulate neural activity in order to assess how specific brain regions and circuits contribute to behavior.
The lab is equipped to conduct a wide variety of behavioral experiments, including both Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning.
We record neural activity during ongoing behavior. This allows us to examine how neurons respond during learning and memory retrieval.