The Malinow Lab is part of the Biological Sciences and Neurosciences groups at the University of California, San Diego.
We (Dr. Robert Malinow and his research team) investigate the physiological analogs of learning and memory by studying adaptive behavior and the neural dynamics that underlie synaptic plasticity. Further, we are actively searching for ways to prevent and treat brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We probe these questions on multiple levels (network, cellular, synaptic, and molecular) using a range of technologies, including electrophysiology, imaging, computational modeling, and various genetic and biochemical assays.


Visit the lab personnel page to see who conducts research in the Malinow laboratory.


The research projects page includes info about our ongoing scientific endeavors.


Various matlab functions and analysis scripts can be found on our open-source code page.


The published works page includes a list of select publications and pdf reprints.


Recent news about our research is periodically posted to the media highlights page.


Email, directions, and other contact info can be found on the lab contacts page.

Research Focus

explore some highlights from our ongoing research projects
(view more media coverage or a list of research publications)

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