We are a young, international, collaborative and interdisciplinary laboratory where observant mentorship and close interaction between lab members are of key importance. We value independence and creativity and we encourage lab members to develop their own ideas. We strive to maintain a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.
The laboratory is located in the Department of Cellular Neuroscience at the Leibnitz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) and it benefits form world-class core facilities.
We always seek motivated and passionate researchers from different backgrounds (biology, physics, engineering and more) interested in the systems neurobiology of learning and memory. If you are interested in joining the lab please contact me by email.
Research in the A-Lab is generously funded by:
Research in the A-Lab
We are interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that enable neurons to compute and store information. How these mechanisms work at the neuronal ensemble level giving rise to the brain's ability to learn and recall new information. And how stress influences such a remarkable ability.
To tackle these questions we use intravital optical imaging of the hippocampus in live animals together with cutting-edge molecular, computational and behavioral techniques to focus on neuronal plasticity from the molecular to the network level. We investigate these questions in the frame of memory formation and recall in the hippocampus, which is a brain region important for formation and recall of episodic memory. In particular we focus on how neuronal plasticity and activity both at the single cell and at the network level relate to learning and memory, and how neuronal plasticity affects the representation of experience. Read more....