The Han Lab invents and applies a variety of genetic, molecular, pharmacological, optical, and electrical tools to correct neural circuits that go awry within the brain. Using these novel neurotechnologies being developed in the lab (i.e. optogenetics) and classical ones (i.e. deep brain stimulation (DBS)), the lab modulates the function of neural circuits to establish causal links between neural dynamics and behavioral phenomena (e.g., movement, attention, memory, and decision making). One of the Han Lab's current interests is the investigation of how neural synchrony arises within and across brain regions, and how synchronous activity contributes to normal cognition and pathology.
Director Xue Han
Website Han Lab