Our laboratory focuses on the developmental basis of brain disorders. We especially examine the developmental influences of neurochemicals like dopamine on brain structure and function. Dysregulation of these processes during neurodevelopment contributes to the prodromal foundations of mental health and neurological disorders.
In our mechanism-based studies, we use pharmacological, molecular, cell biological, and neuroanatomical methods to characterize genetic and exposure models of brain dysfunction. Human studies include the effects of mindfulness and cognitive therapies on brain biomarkers, including stress hormones and inflammatory mediators, and studying the effects of chronic pesticides on neurological development and health disparities in rural populations, including farmworkers.
The goals of our work are to discover long-lasting neuroadaptations in neuronal signaling that result from disruption of normal neurotransmitter signaling, discover new behavioral and drug therapies to treat brain disorders, and to establish new methods to reduce health disparities and promote equity. And to have fun while doing those things!
Lab Location: G150 COM
Gregg's Office - G146B COM (850-644-2271)
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