Research Fellow

Daniel Liput, Ph.D.

My research is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying synaptic modulation in the basal ganglia. Using genetically-encoded fluorescent biosensors, brain slice photometry and electrophysiology,  we are investigating neural activity rules and neurochemical pathways supporting endocannabinoid mobilization. We are interested in how neuromodulatory systems in the dorsal striatum interact to produce distinct endocannabinoid signals and how these signals influence different forms of synaptic plasticity.