Our laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach to study cognition at multiple levels of analyses.
We use many electrophysiological techniques to study the biology of cognition. Specifically, we use patch-clamp and field recording as our main techniques.
We use a multielectrode array to record the activity of thousands of neurons simultaneously.
We use intracellular injections of fluorescent dyes (Lucifer Yellow, Alexa 594) in fixed tissue and in certain cases also injection of Biocytine during Patch Clamp recording.
Most of our studies involve a thorough behavioral analysis. For this purpose, our laboratory uses several tests that allow us to evaluate a wide range of rodent behaviors (Barnes Maze, Fear Conditioning, Novel Object Location, and more).
We use different strategies to manipulate the function of molecules in the brain, including pharmacology and gene transfer with viral vectors or plasmids in vitro and in vivo. We also use several lines of transgenic mice.
We are using super-resolution confocal imaging.