The Kei Igarashi laboratory at UC Irvine investigates:

(i) How our brain circuits enable associative memory in healthy animals?
(ii) How these circuits become impaired in Alzheimer’s disease? Can we restored the circuits?

To solve these problems, we use cutting-edge high-density electrophysiological recording methods combined with behavioral, optogenetic, and anatomical techniques.


We are the part of Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology,  Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at University of California, Irvine.