Welcome to the website for the laboratory of Kumar Narayanan, MD, PhD and his team.
We study the circuitry of cognitive control in the frontal cortex of humans and rodents. These circuits require dopamine and malfunction in human diseases such as Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. We have recently identified ways to compensate for these deficits and are working hard to translate these findings to human disease.
Dr. Narayanan is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and to creating a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate for all.
Our work is funded by NIH, the Carver Trust, MJFF, BBRF, FOE, and several philanthropic donors.
Check out our recent publications below.