Tolentine Hall

Welcome to the Sachs lab website!

Our lab is in Tolentine Hall in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Villanova University. 

Our team is dedicated to understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that lead to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.  To do this, we use a range of behavioral, molecular and cellular techniques to study the ways in which environmental and genetic factors, such as stress, drugs, and brain serotonin deficiency, influence the brains and the behavior of mice. Our work is motivated by the hopes that basic research investigating brain-behavior relationships will help demystify and destigmatize brain disorders. Ultimately, we believe that unraveling the pathological processes leading to brain and behavioral dysfunction has the potential to facilitate the development of improved therapies for those living with mental illness.

Thank you for visiting our website, and please contact Professor Sachs if you have any questions.

Benjamin Sachs

Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences