From engrams to brain disorders and back

Our Philosophy

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.

Our Research

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.