Porcu Lab

Understading neuronal circuits 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 identify the molecular mechanisms by which environmental stimuli (i.e, light cycle disruption, stress) impact circadian rhythms and neuronal functions, and how alterations in these processes can lead to psychiatric 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