From engrams to psychiatric disorders and back
Good science anywhere is good for science everywhere.
Let’s all be a bit less wrong, one data point at a time.
We stand on each other’s shoulders, not on each other’s feet.
The mission of the Ramirez Group is twofold: to reveal the neural circuit mechanisms of memory storage and retrieval, and to artificially modulate memories to combat mental health disorders. We will do so in a multi-disciplinary fashion by combining virus engineering strategies, immunohistochemistry, physiology, optogenetics, functional imaging of targeted populations in vivo, and a battery of behavioral assays.