The Contractor Lab
Research in our laboratory is directed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms of synaptic communication and how these processes go wrong in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders.
"Epac2 mediates cAMP-dependent potentiation of neurotransmission in the hippocampus"
- The Journal of Neuroscience
"Hippocampal metaplasticity is required for the formation of temporal associative memories."
Anis becomes director of the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD Program
"Disruption of Trophic Inhibitory Signaling in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Received funding from the Department of Defense to continue our Autism research.
"Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified events that may contribute to delayed synaptic and neuronal development in fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism."
"The Developmental Switch in GABA Polarity Is Delayed in Fragile X Mice" [Read more]
Fernandes et al - In Press
Xu et al - In Press
Anis appointed director of NUIN
Dept. of Defense Award
Feinberg Story on Fragile X
He at al - In Press
Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neurosciences (NUIN) Program
303 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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