2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Robert Malenka, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The amygdala has long been studied for its role in fear and aversion processing, and it can be divided into regions that are thought to serve different behavioral functions. Zane’s research combines in vivo neuroinhibitory techniques and behavioral assays to better understand the connection between the amygdala and dopamine systems, which has implications for understanding the neural basis of motivated behavior.