Neuron-Glia Interactions in Neural Circuits
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology
We combine optophysiological and advanced microscopic techniques, novel mouse genetics tools, single-cell gene expression methodologies and machine-learning-based computational approaches to decipher cellular connectivity and molecular pathways by which neurons and glia interact, interconnect and integrate in neural circuits. The focal aim of the laboratory is to understand the functional significance of these neuron-glia connections in neural networks and their role in cognition, learning and memory. We study how disturbances in these fine cellular interactions can contribute to various neurological disorders ranging from multiple sclerosis to autism.
Structure of the Group
|Group Leader:||Amit Agarwal|
|Postdoctoral fellows:||Rangel Leal Silva, Felipe Bodaleo Torres|
|PhD students:||Ilknur Coban, Ram Dereddi|
|Master student:||Khaleel Alhalaseh|