About the lab

Our lab is located in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

We research how the brain works (function), how it can change through experience (plasticity) and how to repair brain circuits damaged by injury or disease (regeneration).

Our specific main goals are to:

1. Discover strategies for halting and reversing vision loss in blinding diseases.

2. Understand how the brain places emotional value on visual and other experiences.

3. Develop non-meditative breathing and vision-based protocols to control arousal state.

A unique feature of our lab is that we focus both on understanding biological mechanisms and on developing strategies that people can apply to help improve their lives right away.

We use a large range of state-of-the-art tools: virtual reality, gene therapy, anatomy, electrophysiology and imaging and behavioral analyses.