Karina Cramer

Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Full Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior


We study the development and plasticity of neural circuits, with a focus on the auditory brainstem pathways used in sound localization. Our research investigates the roles of glial cells and molecular factors in the formation and maturation of circuits. Developmental mechanisms are often reinstated after injury. We are studying the extent to which these mechanisms facilitate recovery after damage to the central nervous system.

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development, plasticity, synaptogenesis, glia, pruning
Giedre Milinkeviciute - Postdoctoral Fellow gmilinke@uci.edu Forrest Weghorst - Graduate Student fweghors@uci.edu Sima Chokr - Graduate Student schokr@uci.edu