Welcome

 

WELCOME TO THE WINGSS LABORATORY (Working Investigations of Novel Genes for Song and Speech).
We are located in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. Our laboratory investigates the function of neural circuits for speech motor control using the zebra finch songbird model. One particular emphasis area is the study of molecular and cellular mechanisms in basal ganglia circuits which contribute to  voice and speech deficits in Parkinson's disease. To do so, we use a variety of pharmacological, genetic, electrophysiological and behavioral approaches. 

 

Regarding this figure: Fig. 2, From Pfenning et al. Science, 12 Dec 2014:, Vol. 346, Issue 6215,
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