Senior Scientist and Vollum Co-director: Gary Westbrook
WESTBROOK LAB 2012
Front row (L to R): Laura Villasana, Christina Chatzi, Eric Schnell, Anne-Simone Parent
Back row (L to R): Aesoon Bensen, Maria Borisovska, Gary Westbrook, Julia Perederiy, Chris Vaaga, Ken Tovar
We'd 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.
If you are interested in working on our projects as a postdoctoral fellow, please send your CV and names of three references to Gary Westbrook via email.
Summer Research Opportunities
We usually have one or two summer students in the lab each year. If you are interested, contact Gary Westbrook via email.