Researching Neurobiology

We believe that the vast complexity of the field of Neurobiology requires a Multi-disciplinary approach

in order to achieve a complete understanding of the brain's functions.

We adopt a three-pronged approach, using the techniques of molecular biology,

investigating the chemistry of the brain at the level of individual molecules and cells;

electrophysiology, studying the electrical currents and potentials that underlie all neural activity;

and behavioral experiments, where we get a chance to verify our theories by seeing the all-important impact in real living animals.

In reality, the boundary between the three subject areas is not always so clearly defined,

and a good neuroscientist needs to be able to switch their framework between the different levels.

Therefore in our laboratory there are always lots of opportunities to try your hand at new things if you are interested,

or else if you need help in an area you are not so familiar with, there is always someone knowledgeable around that can help you out.




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We are interested in...

The general goal of our research is to establish

“How brain works, and what is the mechanism for learning & memory”

from molecular factors to behavioral expressions.

Research Topics

Mechanisms of pain regulation and treatment

Mechanisms of diseases related to neural plasticity

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural plasticity

Mechanisms involved in cognitive enhancement, and improving learning and memory

Related Diseases


Chronic Pain


Alzheimer‘s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Research Keywords


Synaptic plasticity

Behavioral Flexibility

Learning and Memory

LTP, LTD, Depotentiation

Chronic Pain, Anxiety, and Fear

AMPA receptors, NMDA receptors, mGluRs

Hippocampus, Striatum, Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC)