Carlos Cepeda, Ph.D

Research

Understanding neuronal and synaptic mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Huntington’s disease and epilepsy.

Research

Understanding neuronal and synaptic mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Huntington’s disease and epilepsy.

Appointments

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Appointments

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Dr. Cepeda’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal dysfunction in the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex in neurological disorders including Huntington’s disease in animal models and epilepsy in children with malformations of cortical development.

This work combines electrophysiological and morphological techniques in brain slices.

More recently, his research uses advanced methods to visualize live neurons in freely moving animals with the aid of miniscopes and calcium reporters.

Publications

Cepeda C , Walsh J P., Hull C D., Howard S G., Buchwald N A., Levine M S. Dye-coupling in the neostriatum of the rat: I. Modulation by dopamine-depleting lesions. Synapse 4 (1989) 229-37
Adams C E., Cepeda C , Boylan M K., Fisher R S., Hull C D., Buchwald N A., Wainer B H., Levine M S. Basal forebrain neurons have axon collaterals that project to widely divergent cortical areas in the cat. Brain Res. 397 (1986) 365-71

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