Welcome to the Bayliss Laboratory Website
At the most basic level, our laboratory is interested in how signaling in the brain controls behavior. In particular, we study how brain cell activity is regulated by neurotransmitters and their receptors, signaling pathways and ion channel effectors. Our current research focuses on: a) signaling mechanisms that mediate control of breathing by CO2; and b) mechanisms that activate membrane channels that themselves mediate release of signaling molecules. This work spans from biophysical examination of individual molecules to physiological studies of animal behavior.