Jeffrey G. Tasker

Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience

School of Science & Engineering
Jeffrey G. Tasker

Dr. Tasker's Website

Courses Taught

CELL 3310/6310 Cellular Neuroscience

CELL 6360 Topics in Neurophysiology

CELL 6550, Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., University of Bordeaux, France, 1986


  • 2015: Outstanding Researcher Award, Tulane School of Science and Engineering
  • 2009: Professor of the Year, Honor’s Program, Tulane University

Research in the Tasker laboratory uses patch clamp electrophysiology, molecular biology, and genetic manipulations to study the circuit, electrical and molecular signaling of neurons and glia in the hypothalamus and amygdala, with the goal of understanding neurophysiological, neuroendocrine, and neuropathological mechanisms involved in stress, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.