Marcelo Wood

Chair, Director of the UC Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience
Full Time Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior


Research in the Wood lab is focused on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms necessary for long-lasting forms of synaptic plasticity, long-term memory, and drug-seeking behavior. We primarily focus on histone modifying and nucleosome remodeling mechanisms. These have been implicated in generating long-lasting changes in cell function that can ultimately give rise to long-term changes in behavior, and most of these enzymes are associated with human developmental disorders.


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Epigenetics, Memory, Addiction, Synaptic Plasticity, Aging