Neurobiology of fear, learning and memory, stress, addiction
What we do:
Research in the Jasnow Lab is centered around gaining a better understanding of overlapping neural circuits and molecular mechanisms regulating aversive behavior (fear and stress-responsive behaviors) and appetitive behavior (drug seeking and social behavior). To accomplish this our lab integrates several interrelated fields that include behavioral neuroendocrinology, social behavior & stress, learning and memory, the neural control of fear, and addiction. The framework for our approach is the principle that integrative, multidisciplined research enables biologically and ethologically relevant discoveries of the interaction among genes, neural circuits, and the environment. We strive to understand how these systems interact to regulate behavior – both adaptive and maladaptive – in relation to health and disease. Work in the Jasnow Lab is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and Private Foundations.