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Research Interests

My research interests center on better understanding the cellular and molecular building blocks that make up the basal ganglia macrocircuit as well as their implications on neural activity level, pattern and plasticity in the basal ganglia in health and disease. My long-term research goal is to elucidate cellular components involved in the pathophysiology and motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. We hope to translate our insight into developing novel treatments for neurological disorders of the basal ganglia such as Parkinson's disease.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Biophysics
  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Gene Therapy
  • Ion Channels
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

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  • Research Output

    • 3010 Citations
    • 34 Article
    • 4 Review article
    • 3 Chapter
    • 2 Comment/debate

    Npas1+-Nkx2.1+ Neurons Are an Integral Part of the Cortico-pallido-cortical Loop

    Abecassis, Z. A., Berceau, B. L., Win, P. H., García, D., Xenias, H. S., Cui, Q., Pamukcu, A., Cherian, S., Hernández, V. M., Chon, U., Lim, B. K., Kim, Y., Justice, N. J., Awatramani, R., Hooks, B. M., Gerfen, C. R., Boca, S. M. & Chan, C. S., Jan 22 2020, In : The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 40, 4, p. 743-768 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mapping projections of molecularly defined dopamine neuron subtypes using intersectional genetic approaches

    Poulin, J. F., Caronia, G., Hofer, C., Cui, Q., Helm, B., Ramakrishnan, C., Chan, C. S., Dombeck, D. A., Deisseroth, K. & Awatramani, R., Sep 1 2018, In : Nature Neuroscience. 21, 9, p. 1260-1271 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 38 Scopus citations

    Paraventricular hypothalamic and amygdalar CRF neurons synapse in the external globus pallidus

    Hunt, A. J., Dasgupta, R., Rajamanickam, S., Jiang, Z., Beierlein, M., Chan, C. S. & Justice, N. J., Jul 1 2018, In : Brain Structure and Function. 223, 6, p. 2685-2698 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Suppression of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel function in thalamocortical neurons prevents genetically determined and pharmacologically induced absence seizures

    David, F., Çarçak, N., Furdan, S., Onat, F., Gould, T., Mészáros, Á., Di Giovanni, G., Hernández, V. M., Chan, C. S., Lőrincz, M. L. & Crunelli, V., Jul 25 2018, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 38, 30, p. 6615-6627 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Corrigendum to “TRPC3 channels critically regulate hippocampal excitability and contextual fear memory” (Behavioural Brain Research (2015) 281 (69–77) (S0166432814008122) (10.1016/j.bbr.2014.12.018))

    Neuner, S. M., Wilmott, L. A., Hope, K. A., Hoffmann, B., Chong, J. A., Abramowitz, J., Birnbaumer, L., O'Connell, K., Tryba, A. K., Greene, A. S., Chan, C. S. & Kaczorowski, C. C., Aug 14 2017, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 332, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate