Center for Neuroscience
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston under the mentorship of John H. Byrne. For my postdoctoral training, I moved to Harvard Medical School in the lab of Wade Regehr. I am currently an assistant professor at UC Davis in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior.
About the lab
My lab is located at the Center for Neuroscience in South Davis. We study the synaptic and cellular neurophysiology of small neural networks in the context of learning and memory. We are particularly interested in understanding the activity-dependent principles that govern the formation of anatomical and dynamic functional microcircuits as well as identifying novel neural networks that regulate learning and memory. Our toolbox includes transgenic mice, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, advanced imaging, molecular biology and animal behavior assays.
We are always looking for motivated, enthusiastic graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join our group. To apply, please contact Dr. Fioravante directly.
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Honors and Awards
- UC Davis Academic Senate New Research Initiative Award
- NARSAD Young Investigator Award
- Hellman Fellows Award
- Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award
- UCDMC Interdepartmental Research Seed Grant Award
- Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Award
- Outstanding Graduate Mentor in Neuroscience Award
- Center for Neuroscience Faculty Service Award
- Whitehall Foundation Research Grant Award
- UC Davis Faculty Development Award