Ted Abel is the Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience, director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
The focus of research in the Abel laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. The Abel laboratory uses mouse models to examine the role of molecular signaling pathways, as well as transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression, in defining how neural circuits mediate behavior. The long-term goal is to identify novel targets for the development of new therapeutics to treat neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.