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Lique M. Coolen, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences
Office: R617-01
Office phone: (601) 815-8761
E-mail: LCoolen@umc.edu

Areas of Expertise

Our laboratory has three main objectives, each related to a different area of neuroscience research:

  1. Spinal cord injury: To understand the mechanisms by which spinal cord injury affect urogenital and sexual function.
  2. Drug addiction: To understand the neurobiology of addiction and risk factors for vulnerability to develop addiction.
  3. Neuroendocrine function: To understand the neural circuits that mediate female reproductive function and dysfunction.

 Research Methods

Our research utilizes a multidisciplinary approach by combining a diversity of techniques, including behavioral analysis, physiological recordings, pharmacological and genetic manipulations, cellular imaging, neuroanatomical techniques, confocal and light microscopic analyses, tissue clearing and optical imaging approaches, and molecular techniques.