Porcu Lab

Understading neuroplasticity and circadian rhythms to improve mental health

The Porcu Lab is interested in studying the role of environmental light and circadian rhythms in modulating brain functions and behaviors.

We use a combination of state-of-the-art methodologies from behavior to in vivo calcium imaging to circadian genes analysis in pre-clinical mouse models.

Our goal is to study the effects of light (i.e., light at night, shift work and seasonal changes in daylight) on mood and cognition, to reveal promising targets for future treatments of mental disorders.

Come join our team!

We are currently looking for Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Students.

College of Pharmacy

Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences