Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Neurobiology and Behavior

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Faculty Bio

Edwin (Ted) G. Abel, Ph.D.

Edwin (Ted) G. Abel, Ph.D.

Brush Family Professor of Biology
Director, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
Dept of Biology Faculty Bio:

Dr. Ted Abel's lab focuses primarily on studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of long-term memory storage with a focus on the mammalian hippocampus. In addition to studying the genetic, biochemical, and molecular pathways involved in long-term memory storage, Dr. Abel's lab is also interested in studying processes that can modulate long-term memory. Some of these processes include stress, sleep deprivation, autism, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Abel's research primarily uses genetically modified mice, behavioral studies, in vitro electrophysiology, and molecular and biochemical assays to investigate the cellular and molecular basis of behavior.

Areas of Investigation