The goal of our lab is to uncover the neuronal underpinnings of sleep-wake states and sleep-preparatory behaviors, and to delineate the mechanisms involved in pathological alterations in these circuits. 

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