The Kumar Laboratory is located at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. We study neural circuits in the brain whose misregulation leads to behavioral abnormalities including addiction, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and depression. Using mouse molecular genetics as foundation, and a combination of biochemistry, physiology, and imaging techniques we dissect these complex behaviors in mammals.
Latest Lab News:
Video Acquisition Imaging Hardware All data was acquired using the same imaging equipment. Data was acquired at 640x480px resolution, 8-bit monochrome depth, and 30fps using Sentech cameras (Model: STC-MB33USB) and Computar lenses (Model: T3Z2910CS-IR). Exposure time...read more
The lab celebrated the end of the school year with a lunch at Side Street Cafe. Congratulations to Kai, who is off to Stanford in the fall. Congratulations to Alden, who is off to University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the fall. A big thanks to Megan McOsker from...read more
In this piece in the Ellsworth American, Vivek discussed what leads to opioid overdose and why those in recovery are at greater risk of...read more