We study the role of brain mitochondria in behavior

Our research aims to fully delineate how brain metabolism influences behaviors relevant to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases.


We use rodents to investigate emotional and social behaviors that can model symptoms relevant to human disease


We measure mitochondrial function using high-resolution respirometry with the Oroboros system

Molecular Analyses

We perform various molecular measurements such as western blots, luciferase reporter assays, and quantitative pcr


November 19: Congratulations to Drew and Bre for their successful presentation at UofSC’s Fall Showcase! Way to represent the lab!

November 11: Congratulations to Erin for successfully defending her comprehensive exam and officially becoming a doctoral candidate!

November 9: Congratulations to Bre for a successful virtual poster presentation at SfN 2021!

October 14: Congratulations to Bre for receiving SfN’s Trainee Professional Development Award!

September 29: We have joined the O2K network as a reference laboratory! Find us here

September 5: Congratulations to Erin for a successful poster presentation at EBBS2021 in Lausanne!

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