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Tufts University School of Medicine

Ross Cardarelli

Lead Scientist
Department: Neuroscience

Ross Cardarelli

Lead Scientist
Department: Neuroscience

Phone ‚Äč617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • PhD, Neuroscience & Cognitive Sciences, University of Maryland - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Research synopsis

GABA, the main inhibitory neurotransmitter within the brain, regulates the excitability of target cells through a diverse range of receptors. Alterations in GABAergic transmission have been implicated in neurological and psychiatric disorders including epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia. As part of our collaboration with the Innovative Medicines-Neuroscience group within AstraZeneca, I use in vitro electrophysiological methods to conduct preclinical research on targets within the GABAergic system.