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I am a senior scientist in Dr. Gary's Steinberg's lab. I supervise several projects that use optogenetics, imaging techniques and next generation sequencing to study post-stroke neural circuit dynamics and recovery mechanisms. My main interests are to study how the brain recovers from injury at both the neural circuit and molecular level, and to develop strategies to promote the recovery process.
My research interests include 1) mechanisms of neuron survival and recovery during injury; 2) use of molecular, pharmacological and optogenetic approaches to study neuronal circuits and plasticity during recovery; 3) identification of potential targets and biomarkers for neurological/neurodegenerative diseases.