Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center


Cepeda, Carlos, Ph.D.


Understanding neuronal and synaptic mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Huntington’s disease and epilepsy.


  • Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences


Dr. Cepeda’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal dysfunction in the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex in neurological disorders including Huntington’s disease in animal models and epilepsy in children with malformations of cortical development.

This work combines electrophysiological and morphological techniques in brain slices.

More recently, his research uses advanced methods to visualize live neurons in freely moving animals with the aid of miniscopes and calcium reporters.


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