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Sensory Adaptation

Neurons in dorsal horn of the spinal cord receive a flurry of sensory information from the periphery. We are interested in characterizing the spinal circuits encoding chemical itch and their adaptation to perturbations and internal states.  

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Motor Adaptation

Neurons in the ventral spinal cord integrate local, sensory and descending input to generate the coordinate patterns of muscle activity needed to execute voluntary movements or reflexes. We are interested in characterizing the spinal circuits underlying reflexive movements in physiological, adaptive and disease conditions.