Mazen Kheirbek is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Faculty Member René Hen to recommend the scientific literature in their field.ACADEMIC POSITION:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University
University of Chicago, PhD 2008
My research is focused on how modulation of structural and synaptic plasticity can influence motivated and mood related behaviors. Currently we are investigating how adult neurogenesis can regulate excitability in the dentate gyrus and its impact on learning and memory. My main approaches include mouse genetics, electrophysiology, optogenetics and mouse behavior.
In the role of Associate Faculty Member, working with René Hen, Mazen Kheirbek contributes recommendations and reviews to the Animal Genetics Section in the Genomics & Genetics Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles.
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