We combine genetic, molecular, imaging and physiological approaches to study how experiences induce changes in neural network connectivity

Simon Pieraut

What are the neural mechanisms of brain plasticity? 

How do physical changes in the mammalian brain manifest into new skills, memories and percepts?

By studying the cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity and identifying new genes regulating such processes, our lab tackles these challenging questions of modern neuroscience.

Recent News

April 10, 2018

Assistant Positions Available

Seeking self-motivated undergrads, graduate students and post-docs for the fall 2018 semester. Send an e-mail with a cover letter and CV attached below! 

March 31, 2018

Spring Lab Outing 

Faculty rock climbing trip at Mesa Rim climbing gym!

Lab Geography

Located at the University of Nevada, Reno, our lab is near scenic lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevadas

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