Matt Rowan

The Rowan Lab uses a combination of cutting-edge imaging, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and surgical techniques to answer fundamental questions about brain function. The research aims to uncover how the specialized properties of neurons allows for proper learning and behavior, with an emphasis on understanding how electrical and chemical signaling in the smallest regions of neurons (dendritic spines and axonal boutons) facilitate these processes. The Rowan Lab motivated to understand how these mechanisms are affected in the context of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Autism.