Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Fuccillo Lab

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Exploring the Circuit and Synaptic Mechanisms of Behavioral Control

Our laboratory is interested in understanding how neural circuits generate and regulate mouse behavior — from simple motor patterns to complex goal-directed actions. We approach these questions from molecular, physiological and behavioral perspectives, employing all necessary technologies to create a comprehensive understanding of the organization and regulation of behavioral output and its disruption in mouse models of neuropsychiatric disease.

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow: We are currently looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the neural mechanisms of behavioral control and decision making in mouse genetic models of neuropsychiatric disease.  Qualified candidates will have prior expertise with in vivo electrophysiological recordings in any model system. Please contact: fuccillo@mail.med.upenn.edu for inquiries. 

Graduate Students: please inquire about opportunities for research rotations. Excellent training opportunity to learn a wide array of skills including molecular biology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and quantitative analysis of motor and choice behaviors in mice.