Stanwood Lab

Dye-labeled cortical neurons
Dye-labeled cortical neurons

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 critical periods of maturation contributes to the prodromal foundations of mental health and neurological disorders.

We thus use pharmacological, molecular, cell biological, and neuroanatomical methods to characterize pharmacological and genetic models of brain dysfunction. The goals of our work are to discover long-lasting neuroadaptations (and maladaptations) in neuronal signaling that result from disruption of normal neurotransmitter signaling and discover new therapeutics to treat brain disorders. And to have fun while doing that.

Lab Location:  G150 COM

Gregg's Office - G146 COM

See Jill Escher deliver the Keynote address at the 1st Annual FSU Center for Brain Repair and TMH Foundation Symposium on the Developing Mind - April 8, 2016

 

Please GIVE to the FSU Center for Brain Repair, in order to support our research progress!!  No amount is too small.

 

Editorial on ending the stigma of mental illness published in Tallahassee Democrat.

Cool invited review on prenatal effects of drugs abuse co-authored by several labbies: NPP Review [pdf]