05/07/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Theta network oscillations: focus on GABAergic cells of amygdala and hippocampus

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Marco Capogna

Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Medical Research Council. Oxford, UK

Marco Capogna, from the Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit at the Medical Research Council in Oxford, UK, is trying to understand what circuitry guides emotional-dependent behaviours, and how it is perturbed in animal models of fear and anxiety disorders. To achieve this goal he is studying the role of several identified neuronal types of the hippocampus and amygdala with emphasis on GABAergic neurons, using a wide range of techniques including in vitro and in vivoelectrophysiology, voltage sensitive dye imaging, and high resolution anatomy. Specific techniques used include whole-cell patch clamp recording, extracellular recordings, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, membrane voltage imaging. He has been invited by Mara Dierssen (CRG).