EMBO Associate Member
We study how the dynamic features of synaptic connections mediate effective information processing in the brain. This involves not only the pre- and the postsynaptic sides of a synapse but also nearby synapses sharing the local circuit and the astrocyte network. We seek to understand the synaptic circuit architecture underlying learning and memory and its homeostatic maintenance against physiological changes and pathological insults.
Keywords: Synaptic strength / synaptic plasticity / synapse adhesion proteins / homeostatic plasticity / astrocyte / synaptic vesicle dynamics / local synaptic circuit