Cells and Signals

Cells and Signals Research

Cellular and molecular neuroscience is uniquely characterized by extensive interaction and collaboration among researchers with expertise in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, electrophysiology, imaging and anatomy.

Questions our cellular and molecular neuroscientists are addressing in their laboratories include:

  • How do proteins in neurons alter excitability, allowing us to think, feel, remember, and forget? 
  • How are thoughts encoded by changes in synaptic transmission and plasticity?
  • How is light transduced into neuronal activity? 
  • How are odors and sounds encoded?
  • How does the nervous system handle touch and pain?
  • How are the structure and function of neurons altered by experience?
  • How are transcription and translation regulated to mediate synaptic plasticity?