The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory (PI: Mike Yassa) is in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, part of the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. We are affiliated with the UC Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. We are interested in the brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory and how memory function is altered in the course of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse. We use novel neuropsychological and state-of-the-art high-resolution neuroimaging and neurophysiology techniques to advance our understanding of brain structure and function.

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