Research Projects

Advancing Microelectrode Technology

Biotechnology has improved the understanding of the central nervous system, by enabling chemical fluctuations to be linked with behavioral, cognitive, and emotional states of organisms. Electrochemical techniques are well-suited for measuring neurochemical fluctuations in living tissue, by coupling fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) with microelectrodes.  Read More >>

Electrochemical Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species, Neurotransmitters, and Neuromodulators

The goal of this research is to simultaneously quantify the release/clearance dynamics of several reactive oxygen species and neurochemicals in intact brain tissue using electrochemical approaches.  Read More >>

Electrochemistry and Behavior

We are interested in how endogenous chemicals such as acetylcholine and hydrogen peroxide, or highly addictive and commonly abused chemicals such as nicotine, work to modulate the dopamine system in behaving animals. We use real-time chemical measurements to delineate how specific chemical fluctuations underlie or impair a behavioral response.  Read More >>

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