Senior Scientist and Vollum Co-director: Gary Westbrook
Researchers in the Westbrook Lab would like to understand how synapses and small circuits do their work. Our earlier work was mostly directed at the level of receptors, particularly N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, and the function of single synapses. Our efforts have now largely shifted to studies of small networks (microcircuits) in the hippocampus and olfactory system. Our goal is to understand how such circuits are formed, regulate their activity and contribute to the function of neural systems. Visit our Projects page to learn more about the ongoing research.
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Westbrook and Schnell Labs
Front row: Eric Schnell, Christina Chatzi, Jaimie Adelson, Will Hendricks, Kathleen Beeson Back row: Chris Vaaga, Brian Jones, Gary Westbrook