Dr. Radulovic studies how stressful experiences affect the brain memory circuits, and through stress-related memories influences social and emotional behavior. She is an expert in molecular and behavioral approaches, and combine these with in vivo/ex vivo recording to address her questions.
In addition to the lab in AU, she also lead a lab at the Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Tanimura hopes to understand the role of cortico-hippocampal circuits on the emotion and social behavior and how they are altered in stressed condition. She has an strong background in slice electrophysiology and viral/genetic tools including optogenetics and chemogenetics, and combines these approaches with in vivo recording and behavior to address her questions.
Dr. Yamawaki is interested in understanding how specific cell-type and circuits in brain produce memory-guided behavior and how they become maladaptive under stress. He is an expert in dissecting the circuit at the level of defined cell-type using antero-/retrograde labeling, slice electrophysiology, and optogenetics. He combines these with in vivo recording and behavior to address his questions.
Dr. Nakamoto investigates the role of intra-hippocampal circuits on the emotional memory and the impact of stress on these circuits. She has an major background in genetic engineering and in/ex vivo fluorescent imaging. To address her questions, she combines tools for cell-type-specific circuit manipulation and in vivo imaging during behavior.
Sol is a bachelor student of the Department of Biological & Chemical Engineering and working in the lab as a HK student (8 hrs/week). She first joined the lab in summer 2022 and worked as a student intern under the supervision of Dr. Tanimura, and decided to continue to work with us. She helps various aspect of our projects, including immunostaining, fluorescent signal quantifications, whole-brain reconstruction, and behavior analysis.