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Smirnakis Lab
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


OVERVIEW: My laboratory studies principles of neural circuit function and malfunction during disease states. We focus on visual perception, as well as on circuit abnormalities that manifest in autism, epilepsy and stroke. Tools we employ range from 2-photon imaging and optogenetics to classical electrophysiology and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Our work has received support from: NEI, NINDS, HHMI, Simons Foundation, DoD, March of Dimes, Veterans Administration, Dana Foundation, Niarchos Diaspora Program

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