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 & reward learning) and pathological brain states (addiction, epilepsy, traumatic-brain-injury). 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: While the lab has been lucky enough to recruit a talented team of outstanding postdocs, graduate students and technicians, we are now looking for additional, exceptional postdoctoral fellows & behavioral neuroscience grad students. The ideal candidates will have experience with 2-photon imaging, whole-cell physiology and/or in vivo behavioral electrophysiology. If you are interested in collaboratively understanding the circuits involved in addiction, epilepsy, or traumatic-brain-injury, then feel free to get in touch with me at ojahmed AT umich.edu .