ABOUT THE LAB: Our lab works on deciphering brain circuits and brain rhythms. Our goal is to understand and manipulate the neural circuits involved in normal behaviors (spatial navigation & sensory perception) and pathological brain states (epilepsy, traumatic-brain-injury & mental health disorders such as depression). We use this careful understanding of circuits to build novel translational therapeutics.
To achieve these goals, we combine human single neuron recordings from patients, in vivo and slice rodent electrophysiology, optogenetics, multiphoton imaging, and intensive development of new analytical and computational neuroscience tools.
JOINING THE LAB: The lab has been lucky enough to recruit a talented team of outstanding postdocs, graduate students and technicians. While our lab team is now complete, I am always open to considering additional talented students or postdocs. If you are interested in collaboratively understanding the circuits responsible for rapid and efficient perception and in developing the next generation of brain-machine-interfaces and behavioral therapies for epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders, then feel free to get in touch with me at ojahmed AT umich.edu .