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.
Ricardo C. Araneda PhD.
Associate Professor

Department of Biology
Bioscience Research Bldg.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Ricardo C. Araneda - Neurobiology Lab