Chris Dulla, PhD

Chris Dulla

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience



BS, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, University of Arizona
PhD, Neuroscience, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Postdoctoral Training, Stanford University School of Medicine


Campus: Boston
Office: South Cove 203
Laboratory: South Cove 201

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3844
Lab Phone: 617-636-3418
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience


Research Synopsis

Neurotransmission is the most basic unit of neuronal communication. Loss of proper regulation of neurotransmission is at the core of many neurological diseases. The principal goal of my research is to understand how the temporal and spatial properties of neurotransmission contribute to the function of a neuronal network. My lab aims to understand how presynaptic neuromodulation and glial reuptake mechanisms provide spatiotemporal control of neurotransmitter transients, and whether changes in neurotransmitter transients caused by alteration of these, and other, synaptic elements are involved in pathological disease states such as epilepsy. Using advanced neurotransmitter imaging and electrophysiological techniques, my lab aims to answer questions about how neuronal network function is shaped by some of the most basic parameters of neurotransmission and hopes to contribute new understanding and potential future therapies to treat epilepsy.


Lab Members

Moritz Armbruster, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Jenny Koenig, MD, PhD Student in Neuroscience  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Lauren A Lau, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Jennifer Shih, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Mary Sommer, Research Assistant  Send an e-mail

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research