News & Announcements

Kirkwood Lab Publishes Sleep Paper in Neuron

The lab of Alfredo Kirkwood of MBI published a paper in Neuron showing that sleep radically decreases the balance between synaptic excitation and synaptic inhibition in the brain. This finding challenges the traditional view that the excitation/ inhibition balance needs to be stable to allow proper neural function. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627319309742?via%3Dihub

MBI Graduate Student Ramanujan Srinath Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Ramanujan Srinath, a graduate student in the labs of Ed Connor and Kristina Nielsen, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on September 10, 2019 and presented his public Thesis Seminar on October 7.   His thesis was titled “Solid Shape Processing in Area V4.” Ram was a student the Neuroscience Training Program at the School of Medicine.  […]

Lee Lab Publishes Journal of Neuroscience Paper on Visual Cortex Plasticity

  The lab of Hey-Kyoung Lee published a paper titled “Disruption of NMDAR Function Prevents Normal Experience-Dependent Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex” in The Journal of Neuroscience, with CMDB graduate student Gabriela Rodriguez as primary author.  Changes in sensory experience trigger homeostatic adaptation of synapses in the cortex. In this paper, the […]

Lee Lab Publishes Paper in Neuron

The lab of MBI Researcher Hey-Kyoung Lee published a new study online in the journal Neuron, with CMDB graduate student Varun Chokshi as primary author. In collaboration with Paul Worley of the Dept. of Neuroscience, they demonstrated that visual experience-dependent metaplasticity in visual cortex is input-specific and depends on induction of an immediate early gene, […]