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Luis de Lecea - Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Center)

Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. de Lecea's laboratory uses molecular, optogenetic, anatomical and behavioral methods to identify and manipulate the neuronal circuits underlying brain arousal, with particular attention to sleep and wakefulness transitions. They are also interested in the changes that occur in neuronal circuits in conditions of hyperarousal such as stress and drug addiction.