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Johnson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Charles Pickens

Department: Psychological Sciences


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Dr. Pickens studies how the brain compensates for dysfunction of one brain area and uses different strategies which varies on their brain areas. Their main focus is on thalamocortical circuits which is examined in models of several different disorders. The lab studies mechanisms with functional neuroantomy, brain lesions/temporary inactivations, chemogenetic, pharamacology and behavioral approaches.