The goal of our lab is to reveal the neuronal circuit mechanisms underlying sleep and wake states and to determine the neuronal underpinnings of sleep/wake disturbances in psychiatric disorders. 

To accomplish this, we combine innovative techniques to record and manipulate neuronal circuits in rodents, including in vivo calcium imaging, fiber-photometry, optogenetics, chemogenetics, circuit tracing and EEG/EMG recordings with ethologically-relevant behavioral manipulations.