Chris heads up the lab and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. Throughout his career he has focused specifically on understanding the synaptic mechanisms which underlie epileptic network activity. Chris received his B.S. from the University of Arizona in 2000. He went on to complete his doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Kevin Staley at University of Colorado where he focused on the role of adenosine in mediating CO2-induced changes in excitability and network activity. Chris then completed his post-doctoral training at Stanford University in the lab of Dr. John Huguenard where he continued his studies of epilepsy and focused on how cortical malformations disrupt cortical glutamatergic neurontransmission.
The Dulla Lab now focuses on molecular and cellular underpinnings of epileptogenesis. Techniques used in the lab center around electrophysiology, imaging, and EEG. Chris has also always enjoyed developing novel technical approaches and currently is exploring laser-scanning photostimulation of astrocytes, high-speed imaging of neuronal activity, and models of epilepsy and brain injury.
Chris is addicted to hot sauce, loves to camp, play guitar, and is working on his moonwalk. Goulet!