Silvia Willadt has joined Marco Capogna's lab supported by a NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools) stipend for Training Stay and by an International Junior Research Grant from the Physiological Society, UK. The aim of her stay is to learn to identify and record selective interneurons of the hippocampus in vitro to detect GABAergic signals in dendrites of pyramidal cells by using voltage imaging. Silvia, who originally is from Freiburg, Germany, is a PhD student of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr. Marco Canepari and Prof. Kaspar Vogt.
Silvia Willadt has joined Marco Capogna's lab supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her project aims to identify the cellular and molecular changes induced after fear conditioning extinction in identified GABAergic cells of the rodent amygdala. Silvia, who originally is from Freiburg, Germany, awarded her PhD at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, under the supervision Prof. Kaspar Vogt. During her PhD, Silvia characterised the spatial distribution of inhibitory synaptic potentials recorded from the dendrites of CA1 pyramidal cells by using voltage imaging.
Miroslawa Manko successfully defended (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners) her D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Role of intercalated and NPY-expressing cells in neuronal circuit of the amygdala" on the 24th of August 2012. Miroslawa was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. Her internal examiner was Dr. Ed Mann (DPAG, Oxford), and her external examiner was Prof. Kaspar Vogt (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland). Miroslawa will start working in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Stoop (Dept.
Miss Fahrat is visiting the laboratory from January until July 2014 to study GABAergic inhibitory interneurons in the hippocampus. For the visit, she was awarded a stipend from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Her visit is part of her Ph.D. in National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Daniela Busti from Ferraguti's lab (Innsbruck) is back to continue herwork of collaboration with Capogna's group and help in thecharacterisation of the dendritic and axonal patterns of amygalaneurons. Her stay is supported by a short-term IBRO InEurope programmeFellowship.
Holger Dannenberg has joined the group of Jozsef Csicsvari for 3 months as a visiting fellow. Holger is studying for his PhD at the University of Bonn at the laboratory of Professor Heinz Beck.
He will learn extracellular recording techniques during his stay in the Unit.