Eric S. Levine, PhD

Eric S. Levine, PhD is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His current research focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, in particular, the use of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models to study the neuronal and synaptic pathophysiology of Angelman syndrome, Dup15q, and related syndromes. Experimental approaches used in the laboratory include patch clamp electrophysiology, multi-electrode array recordings, calcium imaging, morphological analysis, and biochemical and molecular techniques. Other research projects investigate the roles of BDNF and endogenous cannabinoids in synaptic plasticity and learning and their interactions in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.