Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of Behavior

Research

elizabeth cropperOur experiments are conducted in a preparation that has a relatively simple nervous system – the marine mollusc Aplysia californica. The central nervous system of this animal is distributed into several ganglia that contain a limited number of neurons, many of which are large and easily identifiable as unique individuals. Our experiments are multidisciplinary and utilize behavioral, morphological, electrophysiological, cell biological and molecular-biological approaches. In general, we study the neural basis of forms of behavioral plasticity that are due to changes in the internal state of an organism. Our primary interest is in mechanisms that establish internal states and in memory mechanisms that allow states to persist.

Klaude Weiss

Contact Us

Elizabeth Cropper, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
Professor, Pharmacological Sciences
Location
Lab: Annenberg 14-86, 14-90
Office: Annenberg 14-86B
Phone
Office: 212.241.8092
Fax: 212.289.0637
Email

Klaudiusz R Weiss, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
Professor, Pharmacological Sciences
Location
Lab: Annenberg 14-86, 14-90
Office: Annenberg 14-90A
Phone
Office: 212. 241.0215
Email

Featured

Featured Publication

Cropper EC, Friedman, Jing J, Perkins MH, Weiss KR (2014) Neuromodulation as a mechanism for the induction of repetition priming. Current Opinion Neurobiology 29:33-38.

Featured Publication

Cropper EC, Friedman, Jing J, Perkins MH, Weiss KR (2014) Neuromodulation as a mechanism for the induction of repetition priming. Current Opinion Neurobiology 29:33-38.

Meet the Team

Bjoern Ludwar

Bjoern Ludwar

Flex Staff

bjoern@ludwar.net

Colin Evans

Colin Evans

Associate Scientist

cgelerryn@gmail.com

Flora Wang

Flora Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

flora.wangyanqing@yahoo.com

Michael Barry

Michael Barry

barry.m.anhalt@gmail.com

Jian Jing

Jian Jing

Associate Researcher I

jian.jing@mssm.edu