The Magee Lab

Research Focus: 

Establish the circuit and cellular level mechanisms responsible for learning.

The lab is interested in understanding how brains learn.

  • Our long-term goal is to establish the circuit and cellular level mechanisms by which cortical representations are modified by experience and to determine how these learned representations improve behavior. 
  • We are currently examining how the various elements of a newly discovered form of synaptic plasticity (BTSP) are involved in producing learning-related changes in neuronal representations in several cortical areas (hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and barrel cortex). 
  • We use intracellular and extracellular electrical recordings as well as 2-photon optical imaging techniques to record from both single neurons and populations in behaving mice and brain slices.  We also employ various opto- and chemo-genetic techniques to manipulate circuits.


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The Magee Lab

Contact Info

Jeff Magee


Lindsay Holmes


1250 Moursund Ste 950

Houston, Texas 77030