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Welcome to the Colbran Lab website

Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the physiological and pathological roles of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II, with a focus on postsynaptic signaling at excitatory synapses. We are interested in the mechanisms underlying various forms of synaptic plasticity in multiple brain regions that are involved in different forms of learning and memory. In addition, our work is directed at uncovering derangements in these mechanisms that are associated with neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.

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Our lab is in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, one of the four basic science departments in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  We are also members of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, The Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research, The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.