How does the brain generate emotions and control survival behavior?
The goal of our laboratory is to apply a comprehensive and cutting edge approach to understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of mental illness. We strive for excellence in all we do by believing in the power of curiosity and integrity. Our lab is an inclusive atmosphere where we answer important questions using rigor and teamwork. Importantly, we disseminate our findings to the neuroscientific community and the general public using open, clear communication.
Many research projects in the Fadok Lab are focused on understanding how highly-organized neuronal circuits come to generate and control behavior. Specifically, we are interested in behaviors that have evolved to promote the health and well-being of the organism. Examples include responses to dangerous, or threatening situations, as well as behaviors related to reward