Research Interests: Neurophysiology, Neuroanatomy, information processing in cortical microcircuits at cellular and network levels.
We are most interested in the cellular and synaptic mechanisms underlying the neuronal network operation in the cortical areas.
To this end, we examine the features of the connections among neurons using neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, imaging techniques and optogenetic approaches.
Areas of study
- Cellular neuroscience
- System neuroscience
Our goal is to understand the wiring and operating principles of cortical microcircuits that control higher-order cognitive processes in a coordinated manner.
We are particularly interested in the function of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala at the cellular and circuit levels. In addition to focusing on local neural circuits within these two brain structures, we aim to reveal the circuit mechanisms underlying the communication between the prefrontal cortex and amygdala under normal and pathological conditions.
- cellular and system neuroscience; wiring principles of cortical networks, GABAergic interneurons, synaptic inhibition, circuit operation in neural networks, oscillatory activities in cortical structures; hippocampus, amygdala, prefrontal cortex; neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optogenetics