Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Neurobiology and Behavior

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Faculty Bio

Gregory C. Carlson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry faculty bio

Greg Carlson’s laboratory is working to identify and understand the cortical circuit abnormalities that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders. We believe that we can better understand the normal function of cortical circuitry by understanding the differences in neuronal circuit function that contribute to these disorders. This work will also provide a better foundation for the rational development and testing of therapies for these diseases. Dr. Carlson’s research primarily deploys in vitro electrophysiology, state-of-the-art voltage-sensitive dye, and other novel imaging methods to probe circuit abnormalities in rodent models of complex neuropsychiatric disorders. We are currently working on models of Rett Syndrome, autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Areas of Investigation