Cellular neurophysiology

Research group
Active research
Project owner
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Short description

Our main focus is the function of synapses in the brain, how they change their signaling properties in association with learning and forgetting.

We use electrophysiological methods to examine different aspects of electrical signaling in the brain. We are interested in how synapses change their signaling during development, during learning and in association with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.

A special interest in our group is how, so called, silent synapses are involved in development, learning and brain disorders. Another special interest is how healthy and diseased cerebrospinal fluid affects signaling in the brain.

Group members

Mats Andersson, Doctoral Student
Erik Arthursson, Doctoral Student
Fredrik Asztely, MD, Associate Professor
Andreas Björefeldt, PhD
Thomas Bontell Olsson, PhD, MD 
My Forsberg, PhD
Eric Hanse, Professor, Principal Investigator
Sebastian Illes, Researcher
Julia Izsak, MD, PhD
David Klemetz, Teaching Assistant
Tim Lyckenvik, MD, Doctoral Student
Henrik Seth, PhD, Associate Professor
Joakim Strandberg, MD, PhD
Pontus Wasling, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Hanna Wiklund, Teaching Assistant