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Department of Neuroscience Research

Department of Neuroscience

Antonieta Lavin, Ph.D.










Associate Professor

Contact Information
lavina@musc.edu
843-792-6799
843-792-1442 (Lab)

Education
BS, Biology, 1988, University of Veracruz, Mexico
Ph.D., Neuroscience, 1994, National University, Mexico

Research Interests
Dr. Lavin’s research interest is focused on understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie attention and working memory. In particular, her lab investigates how some types of neurotransmitters regulate the electrophysiological properties of neurons located in the frontal cortex. It is thought that dopamine and noradrenaline, by modulating cortical networks, play a role on focusing attention and working memory. Areas of research interest include synaptic electrophysiology, network activity and cortical circuitry. Techniques being employed include in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and slice cell culture.

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