Staff Scientist

Yolanda Mateo, Ph.D.

My research investigates how dopamine influences behavioral output by modulating basal ganglia circuit function. We use fast-scan cyclic voltammetry and optogenetics to elucidate the importance of local presynaptic control at striatal dopaminergic terminals and modulation of this dynamic system by endocannabinoids. We also use in vivo voltammetry to capture subsecond dopamine release.