Entry Date:
January 25, 2016

The Importance of Inhibition

Principal Investigator Yingxi Lin

Yingxi Lin uses molecular, genetic, and electrophysiological methods to understand how inhibitory circuits form within the brain, and how they are shaped by activity and experience. Impaired inhibition has been implicated in many brain disorders, including epilepsy, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and autism. The long term goal of Lin's research is to understand the pathways by which electrical activity shapes the development and maintenance of inhibitory circuits. Having a better understanding of the brain's inhibitory circuits may shed light on the origins and possible treatments of these diseases.