We study how synapses form, how they’re organized for specific release properties, and how they’re reorganized to modulate circuit function. We recently moved from the University of Wisconsin-Madison  to Brown University in Providence, RI where we’re part of the Neuroscience Department and the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

Life in the Lab

  • Thank you Joseph! January 2019Former graduate student and current postdoctoral researcher with Judith Eisen and Phil Washbourne generously came to share his many years of experience setting up and breaking down rigs at the CSH Drosophila Neurobiology course to help us set up our glowing new physiology rig. It was a wonderful visit — full of science, mounds of… Read More
  • Ramón y Cajal lab outing November 2018We were amazed and inspired by the experience of seeing Ramón y Cajal’s drawings in person. Could have spent days at The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal on loan to the MIT Museum from  the Cajal Institute in Madrid. Together with a food-filled day in Boston, this will be hard to… Read More
  • Fall at Sidney Frank Hall November 2018These trees line the walkway next to our buidling. And all the outdoor plants were brought in, so we are surrounded by beautiful trees and plants! Read More