Welcome to the Ron Davis Laboratory
We are interested in brain function and brain dysfunction. More specifically, our ongoing projects are focused on the molecular and cellular biology of memory formation and brain disorders that disrupt memory. We pursue these issues at both basic and translational science levels. Many of the basic science issues utilize the fruit fly, Drosophila, to genetically and molecularly dissect processes underlying memory formation. The mouse is utilized to examine memory formation in a mammalian model system. Finally, the basic science knowledge we gain about memory formation is translated in projects that can utilize human subjects. We employ many different scientific techniques, including genetic, molecular biological, cellular, neuroanatomical, imaging, genomic, and behavioral.
Thank you for visiting. A more complete description of our current research projects can be found under Research Projects.