Our lab is located within the Mathews Building on the UNSW Kensington Campus. We use a variety of techniques from contemporary neuroscience including chemogenetics, optogenetics, neural tract tracing, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology.
Our facilities include
- Vivaria for mice and rats (including transgenics);
- Behavioural testing facilities (appetitive, aversive, Pavlovian, instrumental);
- Ethovision laboratory for analyses of naturalistic behaviours;
- PC2 surgical suite for intracranial surgery and viral mediated gene transfer;
- Wet laboratory for immunohistochemistry;
- Image analysis laboratory with four Olympus research microscopes for brightfield and epifluorescence applications, a Neurolucida workstation for brain mapping and neuron reconstruction;
- Laser scanning Olympus confocal microscope;
- Three optogenetics laboratories for stimulation in awake, freely moving animals;
- Behavioural testing laboratory integrated with a Plexon in vivo Omniplex system for combined optogenetic stimulation and recording of neural activity in the awake, freely moving animal.