Porcu Lab

Understading neuroplasticity and circadian rhythms to improve mental health

The Porcu Lab is interested in studying the role of environmental stimuli in modulating circadian rhythm, brain functions and behaviors.

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

Our goal is to study the effects of aversive stimuli (i.e., light at night, stress) on mood and cognition, to reveal promising targets for future treatments of mental disorders.

Our team

Please email aporcu@mailbox.sc.edu if you would like to get in touch with us

College of Pharmacy

Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences