Following is a list of approaches applied across the research areas:
Electrophysiology -In vitro and in vivo analysis of spiking activity, synaptic plasticity, circuit behavior, patch clamp, voltage clamp, single channel recording, current clamp recording of network activity via multi electrode arrays in vivo and in vitro, In vivo dialysis.
Optogenetics and Live Imaging-learning, memory, behavior and sleep circuitry, confocal, multi-photon, total internal reflection microscopy, FRAP, FRET
Gene Expression and Proteomics-mass spec, LC-MS-MS, crystal structure, NMR, affinity purification, protein microarrays
Genetics and Genomics-mutagenic analysis via transgenic and knock-out organisms, real-time-PCR, RT-PCR, SNP typing, gene chip expression analysis and microarrays, CHiP analysis, transcriptome
Cell & Cell Culture Systems- primary cultures of neurons and glia, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent cells, stem brain slice, neuroendocrine cells
Model Systems-Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophilia, Xenopus, Zebrafish, Chick, Mouse, Rat