Robert O. Messing, M.D.

Research Interests

Members in the laboratory of Robert O. Messing investigate signaling pathways and circuits that regulate behavior in rodent models of addiction, anxiety, and depression. The long-term goal of this work is to identify drug targets for treating neuropsychiatric disorders.   We use a varietyf biochemical and electrophysiological techniques, which include gene targeting, RNA interference, expression of native and mutant signaling proteins in cell culture systems for biochemical and electrophysiological analysis, functional neuroanatomy using optogenetic and pharmacogenetic tools, and analysis of behavioral phenotypes in mice and rats.

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