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EST

2017


 

 

PHILOSOPHY

Nothing in the brain works without the capacity to self-organize and maintain stable function across dynamic and variable environments.

Our research interests are rooted in the homeostatic self-organization of intact neural networks that support sensation, perception and cognition, and how appropriate information transmission in these systems is established during development and disrupted in disease.

Currently, we're investigating the role of sleep and wake in chaperoning the interactions between distinct plasticity mechanisms. We want to ask questions about how synaptic homeostasis can shape emergent properties of neuronal networks, topologies that ultimately represent the building blocks of cognition.

 

USING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO ANSWER CHALLENGING QUESTIONS

 
 
 

[Silicon probe by J. Scholvin]

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PAPERS

chronic in vivo neurophysiology

In the pursuit of understanding how neurons contribute to networks, and how mechanisms influence neurons, we study the interaction of all three.

 
 
 
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PEOPLE

Science is a team sport.

 
KEITH HENGEN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR                                                                                        

KEITH HENGEN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR                                                                                        

 
PAT SHEEHAN, GRADUATE STUDENT, NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM

PAT SHEEHAN, GRADUATE STUDENT, NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM

KIRAN BHASKARAN NAIR, SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER          

KIRAN BHASKARAN NAIR, SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER          

 
KATIE LEFTON, RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

KATIE LEFTON, RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

MOLLY SHALLOW, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

MOLLY SHALLOW, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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