The Rodriguez & Carleton Laboratories

Peering into the cognitive brain

Aiming at dissecting the mechanisms leading to the function and dysfunction of the mammalian brain, our two laboratories decided to join efforts. The composite team thus combines an unusually interdisciplinary and complementary expertise, that ranges from mouse genetics to transcriptomics, neurophysiology and behavior.

Our current work focuses on understanding the role played by the claustrum - a very poorly understood neural structure - in cognitive processes. We are in particular interested in unraveling the architecture and functional logic of this neuronal circuit, and in evaluating its potential dysfunction in mental diseases characterized by cognitive deficits, such as schizophrenia and autism.

What's new?

  • Olfactory neurons adapt to the surrounding environment

    May 29th, 2022

    The team of Professors Ivan Rodriguez and Alan Carleton of the UNIGE has highlighted the great variability and continuous adaptation of olfactory neurons.

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  • ERC Synergy grant

    October 12th, 2019

    We just received a Synergy grant from the European Research Council

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  • Open Postdoc/PhD positions

    October 10th, 2019

    Open Postdoc/PhD positions

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