Gilad Barnea, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Neuroscience
Institution
Brown University
Address
185 Meeting Street
Box G-LN, SFH-356
City, State, Zip
Providence, RI 2912
Phone
(401) 863-3126
E-mail
Gilad_Barnea[at]brown.edu
Website
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/gbarnea
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2008

Research

Our laboratory studies how the mammalian brain processes olfactory information and translates it into behavioral outputs. We are developing a new method for transsynaptic labeling of neural circuits combining molecular biology and mouse genetics. This method will enable us to map and characterize the neural circuits that the brain uses to process olfactory information. We also study the role of odorant receptors in the wiring of olfactory circuits. Finally, we are developing a molecular method to selectively record the activation of particular dopamine receptor subtypes in mice.