Our lab’s long-term goal is to understand how neural activity both produces memories and protects brain health, while using this knowledge to engineer neural activity to treat brain diseases. Our lab studies how coordinated electrical activity across many neurons represents memories of experiences, how this activity fails in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, and how engineering neurons to produce this activity has neuroprotective effects and engages the brain’s immune system. Integrating innovative experimental and analytical methods, this research will provide unprecedented insight into how neural activity failures lead to memory impairment and will reveal novel ways to engineer neural activity to repair brain function. Using non-invasive approaches, we translate these discoveries from rodents to humans. These insights could lead to radically new ways to treat diseases that affect memory like Alzheimer’s, for which there are no effective therapies.
JOIN THE LAB
We are seeking highly motivated and innovative undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs. We take an interdisciplinary approach, therefore individuals with engineering, computational, or neuroscience experience are welcome. Potential post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, please contact Dr. Singer to discuss further and be sure to include a cover letter and CV or resume with your correspondence.