Charles "Lee" Cox
Affiliate, Seminar Series Committee
Charles “Lee” Cox, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology, is a neurophysiologist studying the nervous system at the cellular and systems level.
His research lab focuses on fundamental issues of synaptic physiology and plasticity, with a strong interest on how these neural circuits can adapt with experience or become dysfunctional in certain neurological conditions. To address these issues, multiple approaches (electrophysiology, anatomy, pharmacology, imaging) are used at different levels (single cells, in vitro brain slices, in vivo) using various animal models of neurological disorders.
His lab is studying neurological alterations associated with Fragile X Syndrome, and identifying key targets that may serve for future therapeutic intervention. The lab also focuses on other neurological conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.