About the Rowan Lab

Matt Rowan, PhD

We use a combination of cutting-edge imaging, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and surgical techniques to answer fundamental questions about brain function. Our research aims to uncover how the functional properties of neurons allow for proper learning and behavior, with an emphasis on electrical and chemical signaling within the smallest regions of these cells (dendritic spines and axonal boutons). We are motivated to uncover how these physiological mechanisms change in the context of neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer's and Autism.

Training Opportunities

We strongly support training at different levels in the Rowan lab