faculty

Richard Palmiter

palmiter@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Neuroscience

Dissection of neural circuits for innate behaviors in mice

Faculty Contact Information

Building: HSB- J661A-F Room: HSB- J661D/E Box: 357370 Phone: 206-543-6064 Alt Phone: 206-543-6090 http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/richard-d-palmiter

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: Health Sciences Bldg Room: J661A-D Box: 357370 Phone: 206-543-6090 Alt Phone: 206-543-6064

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Research Summary

We decipher neural circuits in mice that stimulate or inhibit appetite for food, water, and salt. We use genetically engineered mice that express Cre recombinase and Cre-dependent viruses to visualize specific neurons and their axonal projections and to directly manipulate the activity of specific neuronal populations.