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B33 2050

Stroke causes death of brain tissue leading to long-term motor and cognitive deficits, making it the leading cause of serious-long term disability. With the loss of brain regions after a stroke, surviving circuits rewire and attempt to adapt to this loss. There is little understanding on fundamental mechanisms of how circuits rewire and the consequence of these rewiring processes on brain function. 

The focus of the Joy lab is to understand mechanisms of circuit reorganization, identify maladaptive and adaptive processes and determine how these processes change the way the brain encodes motor and cognitive functions. Our investigations span synaptic, molecular, circuit and behavioral domains to identify circuit mechanisms and molecular signatures that drive recovery and identify therapeutic targets for stroke. We are also interested in translating these findings to other disease models of CNS injuries. 

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Lab Members

Kiley Martin , PhD Student in Neuroscience - Neuro at JAX