Catalin V. Buhusi Lab
Experimental work involves the use of rodent models to manipulate, visualize, and examine various aspects of the involvement of the dopaminergic system in normal and abnormal behavior. Theoretical / computational modeling is used to integrate the growing body of data relative to the role of the dopamine system in learning, memory, and attention. Research is relevant to psychopathology ranging from Autism to Addiction, Mental Retardation, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases, and Schizophrenia.
Current work includes behavioral, pharmacological, multiple electrode recordings, and optogenetic manipulations in behaving mice and rats, and EEG recordings in human participants.
Interested students are encoraged to contact Dr. Catalin V. Buhusi.