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 diseases. 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 Alzheimer’s disease, the neuroadaptations of striatal medium-sized spiny neurons as well as striatal interneurons are explored in specific neural circuits at both cellular and synaptic levels.

lab Members

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Changyong Guo

Research Scientist

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gOMEZ

Post-doctoral Researcher
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HAOYING
FU

Graduate student

CRUZ
MORENO

Research Assistant
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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 

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chen

Post-doctoral
Researcher

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Ph.D. student
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Olivia l.
Martin 

Graduate Student

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