Welcome to the Seal Lab

Our research focuses on three main areas that stem from our work on vesicular glutamate transporters:

    ♦   Neural circuits underlying touch and pain.

    ♦   Mechanisms of plasticity that shape motor function in Parkinson's disease.

    ♦   Glutamate signaling by cochlear hair cells.

We are investigating the fundamental relationships between neural circuits and behavior with the ultimate goal of identifying potential new therapeutic strategies for pain and Parkinson's disease.

Touch and Pain Circuits

image description

Motor Circuits


Auditory Circuits

ImageJ=1.49k unit=micron