DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
Emotion and Memory Systems Laboratory
Exploring the brain circuits underlying fear, memory and relapse.
STEPHEN MAREN, PhD • UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Anxiety, stress, and trauma disorders affect nearly a third of the population. We seek to understand the brain circuits underlying emotional memory, particularly circuits that inhibit pathological fear.
We use cutting-edge techniques including chemogenetics, electrophysiology, and calcium imaging in awake, behaving animals.
We are a diverse team of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers.
We are located at the heart of the Texas A&M University campus, which is home to over 60,000 students in Bryan/College Station.