Background and activities
Understanding how different classes of neurons come together during development to form functional circuits supporting cognition, and how much of what the brain does is pre-wired into its circuits have always been my strongest passions in neuroscience.
Currently, I am studying how the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit supports the emergence of spatial-tuning in the firing of grid cells. To this end, I have set up developmental approaches to study via calcium imaging how internally generated network dynamics emerge during development to shape connectivity and computation in the entorhinal cortex, and to understand how these early network dynamics support the periodic firing of neurons representing space in the adult brain.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Construction and disruption of spatial memory networks during development. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). vol. 26 (7).
- (2017) Stellate cells drive maturation of the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit. Science. vol. 355 (6330).
- (2016) Review of the theoretical and experimental status of dark matter identification with cosmic-ray antideuterons. Physics reports. vol. 618.
- (2015) Early- and Late-Born Parvalbumin Basket Cell Subpopulations Exhibiting Distinct Regulation and Roles in Learning. Neuron. vol. 85 (4).