Experimental & analytical

Facilities on campus

Core facilities, machine shop, & 3D printing.


DNA isolation, genotyping, AAV handling, biocytin visualization, cell reconstructionfloating-section immuno, FACSorting, other online resource.

Rig components & constructions

Running wheel, fiber photometry, miniscope, electrode holder, head plate, & DPSS lasers.

Viral plasmids & preps

Our plasmids are available from Addgene. Please use the contact form for getting aliquots of published constructs/preps.


Our Npas1 polyclonals are available upon request. Please contact us.

Primer & shRNA libraries

We have generated sizable qPCR & shRNA libraries. Please contact us.


Our Npas1-Cre-tdTomato mouse is available from Jax (Stock No. 027718).


NIMH repository

Colony management

Here & here.


Our analysis codes are available from GitHub.

Data management

Herehere, & here


Statistics for biologistsULCA Idre InstituteGraphPad guide, MiniTab blogstatistical problems to avoid, parametric vs non-parametric tests, visual introduction to probability & statspower & sample sizepower analysis software.

Graphics & dataviz

Herehere, here, & here.


Here & here.

Microscopy tutorials & imaging tips

Herehere, here, here, & here.

Other useful resources for scientific research

3D stiching, cell counting, image analysishere, here, & here.

Color blindness simulator & palettes

Here, herehere, here, herehere, herehere, here, & here.

Free fonts

Here & here.


Running a lab

Remote monitors, lab management, general tips

Books for new faculty

Here, here, here, here, & here.

Tenure letters



Career & mentorship

Advice for new graduate students

How not to suck in graduate school series. Other useful articles can be found: herehereherehere, here, herehere, herehere, herehere, here, herehere, here, here, & here.



How to read a paper

Here, here, here, here, & here.

How to write a paper 

Here, here, here, here, & here.

How to review a paper

Here, herehere, here, here, here, here, & here

Science communication

Here, herehere, here, here, hereherehere, here, & here.


Here, here, here, & here.

Faculty job search and career advice,

A Practical Guide to Scientific Managementvacancieshere, & here.


Grants examplesNIH grant critiques, NIH study sections, early career awards, a list of opportunities, NIH paylines.

Grant-writing consultation



iCite, Publish or Perish.

Reference letters

Here & here.


Personal & safety

Mental health & grad/med training

Here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, herecounseling service. 

Self care

Importance of rest



Sexual harassment

Information can be found herehere, & here.