Dunaevsky Lab

Dunaevsky Lab

Dr. Anna Dunaevsky’s research is focused on how brain circuits are formed during development and how they are altered with learning. This is done by studying how the synaptic connections between brain cells change as a motor skill is learned. Since difficulties with motor skill learning are common in children with autism and other developmental disorders, her studies of the synaptic mechanism of motor skill learning are very relevant to these disorders. State-of-the-art microscopy approaches are used to follow the same neurons and synapses at different stages of development and learning in mice. Understanding the neurological mechanisms underlying the learning process is expected to provide important knowledge to develop therapies for cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

For more information, go to Dr. Anna Dunaevsky's Bio

Office
Phone: 402-559-1071
Room: DRC2 3033

Lab
Phone: 402-559-1072
Room: DRC2 3044