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Csicsvari Group

Systems Neuroscience

Memory formation is crucial for learning new facts and skills. This process of encoding, storing, and ultimately recalling memories involves complex interactions between various brain regions and neurons in embedded circuits that form complex code to encode these memory traces. The Csicsvari group studies how learning is implemented in the brain.

During learning, new memories are acquired and subsequently consolidated to ensure their successful later recall. The Csicsvari group focuses on understanding how learning leads to memory formation in neuronal circuits by investigating the neuronal system mechanisms of memory formation and stabilization. They also investigate the mnemonic role of neuronal populations and their interactions in brain areas involved in spatial memory processing. The group seeks to understand how neuronal circuits process information and form spatial memories by recording the activity of many neurons in different brain regions during spatial learning tasks and sleep. In their research, the group uses optogenetic methods to selectively manipulate neuronal activity in different brain areas.


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Team

Image of Yosman BapatDhar

Yosman BapatDhar

PhD Student

Image of Uladzislau Barayeu

Uladzislau Barayeu

PhD Student

Image of Lars Bollmann

Lars Bollmann

PhD Student


Image of Heloisa Chiossi

Heloisa Chiossi

PhD Student

Image of Andrea Cumpelik

Andrea Cumpelik

PhD Student

Image of Michele Nardin

Michele Nardin

PhD Student


Image of Juan Ramirez Villegas

Juan Ramirez Villegas

Postdoc

Image of Dámaris Rangel Guerrero

Dámaris Rangel Guerrero

Postdoc

Image of Chiara Roth

Chiara Roth

PhD Student


Image of Jago Wallenschus

Jago Wallenschus

Research Technician

+43 2243 9000 4304

Image of Predrag Zivadinovic

Predrag Zivadinovic

PhD Student


Current Projects

Oscillatory interactions in working memory | Role of hippocampal formation in spatial learning | Activation of brain structures using light sensitive channels to study memory formation


Publications

Nardin M. 2022. On the encoding, transfer, and consolidation of spatial memories. Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA). View

Ben Simon Y, Käfer K, Velicky P, Csicsvari JL, Danzl JG, Jonas PM. 2022. A direct excitatory projection from entorhinal layer 6b neurons to the hippocampus contributes to spatial coding and memory. Nature Communications. 13, 4826. View

Belyaeva V, Wachner S, György A, Emtenani S, Gridchyn I, Akhmanova M, Linder M, Roblek M, Sibilia M, Siekhaus DE. 2022. Fos regulates macrophage infiltration against surrounding tissue resistance by a cortical actin-based mechanism in Drosophila. PLoS Biology. 20(1), e3001494. View

Nardin M, Phillips JW, Podlaski WF, Keemink SW. 2021. Nonlinear computations in spiking neural networks through multiplicative synapses. Peer Community Journal. 1, e68. View

Ramirez Villegas JF, Besserve M, Murayama Y, Evrard HC, Oeltermann A, Logothetis NK. 2021. Coupling of hippocampal theta and ripples with pontogeniculooccipital waves. Nature. 589(7840), 96–102. View

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Career

since 2011 Professor, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
2008 – 2011 MRC Senior Scientist (tenured), MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
2003 – 2008 MRC Senior Scientist (tenure-track), MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
2001 – 2002 Research Associate, Center for Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
1999 – 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
1999 PhD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA


Selected Distinctions

2011 ERC Starting Grant
2010 Title of Ad Hominem Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford


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