Faculty Profile: Lur, Gyorgy

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Lur, Gyorgy
Lab Contact:
Gyorgy Lur
(949) 824-5436
Department: Neurobiology and Behavior
1452 McGaugh Hall

Research Description

The laboratory is focused on two main questions: 1) How do neurons integrate the synaptic and biochemical signals continuously bombarding each cell? 2) How do neuro-anatomical and physiological changes induced by chronic stress erode neural circuits and consequently decrease cognitive performance? We study these questions using viral gene transduction to manipulate identified neuronal populations (opto- and pharmacogenetics) and record the resulting activity in vitro using whole cell patch clamp or in vivo using optical techniques (e.g.: multi-photon imaging). After acquiring the necessary skills students will be encouraged to develop their own, independent research projects.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: willingness to work with mice, ability to commit a minimum of 10 hours/week, commit to attend weekly lab meetings, available and willing to work weekends, ability commit to multiple quarters, completed N110.
Please see http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/lurlab/ for more information.

Requirements to Participate

3 - 4 hours per unit. 1 year Commitment. Minimum 3 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20Pts (working assigned hours, being on time).
Lab Work: 40Pts (quality, accuracy, integrated.synthesis of information and safety).
Communication: 20Pts (Written/Oral reports, questions and discussion with mentor).
Lab citizenship: 20Pts (organization, clean up and follow through).
Total: 100 points.