Lavin Laboratory

Dr. Lavin’s research laboratory explores the synaptic and cellular mechanisms that underlie functioning of the prefrontal cortex and seeks to understand the changes occurring in these mechanisms under pathological conditions, such as neurodevelopmental disorders and drug addiction. The lab utilizes different experimental approaches to gain a better understanding about the underlying regulation, or dysregulation, of healthy brain function, and take an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to address these important topics for human mental health.