Prof. Ann M Graybiel

Institute Professor
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Investigator, McGovern Institute

Primary DLC

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

MIT Room: 46-6133

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Functional Organization of Forebrain
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators in the Forebrain
Anatomy of Central Nervous System
Basal Ganglia: Cellular and Molecular Approaches to Adaptive Motor Control
Basal Ganglia Disease States
Gene Regulation in the Basal Ganglia
Dopamine Systems
Cloning of Basal Ganglia Genes
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Research Summary

Professor Graybiel studies the basal ganglia, forebrain structures that are profoundly important for normal brain function but are also implicated in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. Graybiel's work is uncovering neural deficits related to these disorders, as well as the role the basal ganglia play in guiding normal behavior.

Recent Work