My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. My group has pioneered the use of molecular and genetic approaches to define how neural circuits mediate behavior, including identifying the molecular impact of sleep deprivation on neuronal function and the role of epigenetic mechanisms in regulating gene expression during memory storage.

Penn 60 Second Lecture, 22 September 2012: It’s Not a Dream, It’s a Memory: The Role of Sleep in Memory Storage:

Awards and Achievements

  • Donald O. Hebb Lecturer, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ( 2015)
  • Keynote Lecture, Asian Chromatin Meeting, Bangalore, India ( 2015)
  • Presidential Symposium Lecturer, Association for Psychological Science ( 2013)
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology ( 2012)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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