Maria Galazo

Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering
Maria Galazo

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain, 2007
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard (2007-2015)
Postdoctoral fellow, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT (2015-2017)


My research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling the development and function of brain circuits underlying higher cognitive skills, and how disruptions in these mechanisms underlie abnormal brain functions. To this end, we use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates the use of mouse genetics, molecular biology, neuron-specific optogenetic stimulation, and extracellular recordings in vivo in behaving mice.