My scientific goals are to identify the structural organization of neural networks and then dissect the functional role of specific network circuits to understand how the circuits cooperate to produce animal behavior.
Neural networks of the mouse neocortex. Cell. 2014 Feb 27; 156(5):1096-111. View in: PubMed
Organization of multisynaptic circuits within and between the medial and the central extended amygdala. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Oct 15; 521(15):3406-31. View in: PubMed
Common and distinct neural inputs to the medial central nucleus of the amygdala and anterior ventrolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis in rats. Brain Struct Funct. 2013 Jan; 218(1):187-208. View in: PubMed
Immune challenge activates neural inputs to the ventrolateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Physiol Behav. 2011 Aug 3; 104(2):257-65. View in: PubMed