Morrison Lab

Our Lab is interested in developing a comprehensive model of synaptic health in the cerebral cortex and how molecular and structural deviations from this profile induced by age, synaptotoxins, genetic manipulation, and/or endocrine disruption impact cognitive performance. We are particularly interested in investigating the degree to which age-related alterations in structural and molecular attributes of the synapse that lead to cognitive decline and leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease.