Unformatted text preview: Marco Atzori, Ph.D., International School for Advanced Studies, Italy My investigation focuses on local properties of the auditory cortex. I am interested in the cellular and synaptic physiology of different cell types, the relationship between their physiological and morphological properties, and how the presence of different neuromodulators affects cortical activity. I mainly use electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry in rodent brain slices. Dr. Atzori is the director of the Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Physiology Present research and future plans The Laboratory is investigating the functional and structural characterization of neocortical networks, and the interplay between inhibitory and excitatory systems. We focus mainly -but not exclusively- on the temporal areas, which process auditory information, using rodent models for studying physiology and morphology of single cells, their synapses, and the way they respond to different types of stimuli, such as repeated electrical activation of their synaptic...
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- Spring '11
- Neurotransmitter, Synaptic Physiology, Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Physiology, Laboratory of Synaptic and Cellular Physiology