My main interest is to understand the mechanisms by which neurotransmitters
regulate neuronal activity in the brain and the role of neuromodulation
in sensory information processing. Using the olfactory system as our model and a combination of electrophysiology,
imaging and molecular biology techniques we study
how neuronal circuits in the olfactory bulb are modulated by chemical signals from
other parts of the brain and how these signals shape olfactory processing. In addition, we study how adult
generated inhibitory neurons are integrated in the olfactory bulb circuitry and their role in olfactory mediated behaviors.
C. Araneda PhD.
Department of Biology
Bioscience Research Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742