Plexon Research Spotlight

Our goal with Plexon Research Spotlight is to support neuroscience research and share how Plexon has been able to help address investigators’ specific research questions. You can submit your own research or view our current spotlights below.


Thomas Giustino

As a graduate student I have been looking at how stress (and norepinephrine) affects the neural circuits underlying extinction learning. I first became interested in this specific line of research while taking an undergraduate psychology course

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Kristina M. Wright

As a graduate student, I examine how threat probability is encoded in the brain and what happens to fear expression when this encoding is abnormal or disrupted. I became interested in this line of work because…

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Steve Chang

I found social cognition fascinating as it demands contingent and dynamic computations, not only with respect to ourselves but also with respect to other complex individuals. Our primary research goal is to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying social behaviors…

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Timothy A. Allen

My lab researches the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. We answer basic questions about how memories are formed and represented at neurophysiological levels in freely-behaving rats and pigs. We focus on the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex, the nucleus reuniens of the thalamus…

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Farran Briggs

I study how visual information is encoded in the brain. I got interested in this type of research because I wanted to understand how connections between neurons give rise to sensory experience…

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Peter Shiromani

I am interested in identifying the brain circuit responsible for sleep and wake. I became interested when I learned as an undergraduate that mice and other mammals have REM sleep, but the circuit that makes us fall asleep is not known…

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