PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

Yao-Ying Ma   M.D., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

My primary research interest is on the glutamate receptor-mediated neuroplasticity in the striatum in mental disorders, including alcoholism and drug addiction and neurodegenerative disease. Combining whole-cell patch clamp recordings and in vivo / in vitro chemogenetics / optogenetics in animal models, such as drug self-administration model in rats / mice and transgenic mouse models of Huntington’s disease, the neuroadaptations of striatal mediumsized spiny neurons as well as striatal interneurons are explored in specific neural circuits at both cellular and synaptic levels.

lab Members

Changyong Guo

Research Scientist

dONALD hUANG

Ph.D. student

 Olivia Lorrina Martin

Ph.D. student

alumni

Post-doctoral Researchers

Lili Shan

Yixiao Luo

Eva Galaj

Undergraduate Students

Jonathan A Salas

Matthew Wend

Yoram Ebrahimi

Victoria Roselli

Margaret C Ren

Juliana M Cialdella 

Alyssa N White

Jordan C Carpenter

Katarzyna (Kasia) Rybczyk

Sarah I Im​

Abigail J ​Gates 

CONTACT
MA LAB
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Indiana University School of Medicine

E-mail: ym9@iu.edu

Phone: 317-274-1536

Office: MS350D

Lab: MS350

Mailing Address:

635 Barnhill Drive, MS 350

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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