Hsiao Laboratory

About the Lab

We study brain circuits that integrate both motor and cognitive functions. Our lab focuses on the biochemistry and physiology that occur at synapses and circuits during learning, which is essential for memory, motor and social behaviors. We also develop tools for functional discovery and manipulation of neuronal properties (genetic perturbation and optogenetic) for studying how these manipulations affect function using in vivo brain recordings in awake animals.
  • Lab Focus Areas

    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Cerebellar Neural Circuits and Behavior

    Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Partnerships

    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, George Washington University

  • Contact

    Katie Hsiao, Ph.D. Principal Investigator