Cortex, Learning, Epigenetics, & Function
Directed by Kasia Bieszczad, PhD
Welcome to the CLEF Laboratory! We are part of the Department of Psychology, in the area of Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience (BSN) and situated on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University, in Piscataway, New Jersey (USA). Our lab members are a team drawn from the rich neuroscience community in several Departments at Rutgers University and the Brain Health Institute, including the BSN Graduate Program, Neuroscience Graduate Program, and across Departments of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Biology, Animal Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, 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 neural levels of representation.
Read on to explore our research, team and approaches in more detail...