Cortex, Learning, Epigenetics, & Function
Directed by Kasia Bieszczad, PhD
Welcome to the CLEF Laboratory! We are situated on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University, in Piscataway, New Jersey. We are part of the Department of Psychology, in the area of Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience (BSN). Our lab members are a team drawn from the rich neuroscience community in the Department and at Rutgers University and the Brain Health Institute, including also the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the Departments of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Biology, Animal Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, and Computer Science. Together, our main goal is to understand how the adult brain learns and remembers information from our daily and significant experiences. A core feature of our investigation is understanding the mechanisms of neuroplasticity--the brain's ability to rewire and reorganize--especially in the cortex, at the highest levels of representation in the brain.
Read on to explore our research, team and approaches in more detail...