Samuel M. Young, PhD

Associate Professor
Anatomy & Cell Biology

My laboratory is focused on the fundamental question– “How do synapses enable neuronal circuits to transmit a wide diversity of information?” Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output which underpins organism behavior. These molecular principles uncovered may reveal the underlying causes of neuronal circuit dysregulation which results in neuropsychiatric or neurodegenerative diseases and have the potential to give rise to new therapeutic treatments.

Recent publications

Research areas
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Ion channels
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Receptors
  • Gene regulation
  • Structural and trafficking proteins
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Cerebellum
  • Brainstem
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Auditory neuroscience
  • Transgenic models
  • In vitro electrophysiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell culturing
  • Anatomical tracing
  • Ca2+ imaging

5322 PBDB
United States

Phone Number


5400 PBDB
United States