Dr. Candace Hsieh

Candace Hsieh received her Bachelorís degree from the University of California, San Diego, where she majored in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience.  She received her Masterís and Doctorate degrees from the University of California, Irvine in Biological Sciences.  She currently works in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at the same institution.  She has been awarded several research fellowships, including a postdoctoral NRSA from NIH and the University of California Presidentís Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She has a broad knowledge of the biological sciences, with a strong emphasis on Neuroscience.  Her lines of research experience include the following areas of expertise: behavioral pharmacology, electroencephalography in non-human primates, in vitro extracellular and intracellular (whole cell patch) electrophysiology, effects of neuromodulators on neurotransmitter release, animal disease models, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, stereotaxic surgery, sensory system physiology and anatomy, 2-photon calcium imaging in acute slices, in vitro electroporation, neuroanatomical labeling, confocal microscopy, molecular mechanisms of circuit formation, roles of receptor tyrosine kinases in axon guidance and developmental neuroanatomy.

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