The Christie Laboratory

Retroviral-labeled GFP positive hippocampal dentate gyrus granule cells

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Electrophysiology rig

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Brain Tissue Slices

Brain tissue slices

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Welcome to The Christie Laboratory!

The Christie Lab is run under the supervision of Dr. Brian Christie. Students and postdocs working in the lab benefit from Dr. Christie's expertise in hippocampal neurogenesis and electrophysiological techniques. The lab is interested primarily in the hippocampal formation, using animal models of disorders including fetal alcohol syndrome, traumatic brain injury and fragile-x-syndrome to understand the influence of neuropathologies on hippocampal structure and function. With a sophisticated array of electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, molecular and behavioral research methods, the Christie lab works to elucidate learning and memory mechanisms in the brain.