Cross talk between excitatory and inhibitory synapses and ion channel & signaling function of NMDA receptors
MPI for Medical Research
Sensory experience affects neuronal activity, which modifies the strength or efficacy of synaptic transmission at excitatory and/or inhibitory synapses. Synaptic transmission can be enhanced or depressed lasting from milliseconds to hours or days. Our group studies short-term synaptic plasticity between GABAergic interneurons in the cerebellum involving spillover of transmitter, and long-term synaptic plasticity at two hippocampal synapses involving NMDA receptors. In addition, we are investigating ion channel function and signaling pathways of distinct NMDA receptor subtypes.
Structure of the Group
|Postdoctoral fellows:||Simone Astori, Marie Pollard|
|PhD-Students:||Sven Berberich, Claudia Rauner|