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By directly interrogating brain circuits, our research aims to understand their basic operations, and correct their misbehavior in devastating human conditions.


Dr. Michael Halassa and scientists have been featured in several published articles in their attempt to unlock treatments for autism and schizophrenia.


Meet our team of passionate scientists, fellows, researchers, and assistants, led by principal investigator and neuroscientist, Dr. Michael Halassa.

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Disease-focused paper published in Nature

Mike (Wells) and Ralf’s paper just got published in Nature as an article. This is a collaboration with Guoping Feng’s lab at MIT, and likely one of a series of studies that clarifies that circuit basis of several neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental... read more

Paper Published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits

Sage and Ralf’s paper is published in Frontiers in neural circuits (link: In this paper we analyzed a previously collected dataset (from Halassa et al., 2014 Cell) and found some interesting... read more

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