Ted Abel, PhD

Professor; Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute; Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience
Neuroscience & Pharmacology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Research in the Abel lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. We use mouse models to examine the role of molecular signaling pathways as well as transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in defining how neural circuits mediate behavior.

Recent publications

Research areas
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Gene regulation
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Memory loss
  • Autism and intellectual disabilities
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Hippocampus
  • Striatum
  • Sleep
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Fear learning
  • Limbic System
  • Transgenic models
  • Animal behavior
  • In vitro electrophysiology
  • Molecular biology
Ted Abel

2312 PBDB
United States

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2400 PBDB
United States

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