Synapse Biology Unit


The Synapse Biology Unit studies how the dynamic features of synaptic connections between neurons mediate and maintain efficient information processing in the brain. Synaptic communication not only involves presynaptic and postsynaptic sides of a synapse but also nearby synapses sharing the local circuit and the astrocyte network in which neurons are embedded. We seek to understand the full biological workings of the synaptic circuit architecture underlying learning and memory and its homeostatic maintenance against physiological changes and pathological insults.

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