Understanding neural basis of itch in the spinal cord.
Human sensory neuroscience; specifically cortical excitation in sensory cortices to sensory stimuli that can be exacerbated by neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Exploring the circuits and mechanism of allodynia and hyperalgesia at spinal dorsal horn.
Social environment, sleep, and neurobehavioral risk factors for adolescent depression
Development of brain systems that support language, including semantics, syntax, phonology, and attention, in children with typical development and with communication disorders
Investigating the role plasticity and interneuron subtypes have in determining the dynamics of cortical networks.
Discovering biological markers related to risk for mood disorders using neuroimaging techniques.
Understanding the contributions of adrenergic receptor activation and the immune system in the sensitization of dural peripheral afferents, those sensory neurons thought to contribute to the pain associated with migraine.
Electrophysiological source imaging, brain-computer interface, neuromodulation, inverse problem, functional neuroimaging, tissue electrical property imaging
Neural mechanism of rewarding and computation.
Using transneuronal retrograde transport of rabies virus to reveal the neural substrate for the control of respiration and vocalization.
Agent-based and neural modeling of oflactory navigation.