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- Doctoral Candidate, Institute for Neuroscience
- College of Natural Sciences
I am interested in molecular mechanisms underlying the behavioral effects of ethanol using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. My current research focuses on the molecular basis for the actions of ethanol on the big-conductance potassium (BK) channel using genetic, behavioral and electrophysiological approaches. This will provide insight into how ethanol modulates BK channel activity, and how this modulation contributes to behavioral intoxication in the mammalian system.