My main interest is to understand the mechanisms by which neurotransmitters
regulate neuronal activity in the brain. 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 system are modulated by chemical signals from
other parts of the brain and how these signals shape olfactory processing and behavior. In addition, we study how newly
generated neurons are integrated in the adult brain and their role in odor-mediated behaviors. In addition to my research interests I have a strong commitment to the trainning and mentoring of young scientists.
C. Araneda PhD.
Department of Biology
Bioscience Research Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742