Postdoc (IST Fellow)

Am Campus 1

3400 Klosterneuburg

+43 664 88326005

Email: xiaomin.zhang@remove-this.ist.ac.at

 

 

Research Area

I investigate the synaptic mechanisms underlying place cell activity in the hippocampus. In particular, I am interested in the place cells of granule cells in the dentate gyrus, the input region of the hippocampus. To address this question, I perform whole cell patch-clamp recordings from granule cells in awake headfixed rats or mice, either in a virtual environment in which the animal is placed on a spherical treadmill or in a configuration in which the animal is moving on a linear belt. The results will provide information about the mechanisms of spatial coding in the dentate gyrus.