Apr 26 Pharmacology Seminar by John Huguenard

April 26, 2018 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Hosted by Mark Beenhakker, John Haguenard, Phd is a Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Standford University

Lab Summary:

We study mechanisms of neural circuit synchronization and oscillation, using a combination of methods, including neurophysiological, pharmacological, neuroanatomical, and computational. Neural oscillations are associated with a variety of behaviors including selective attention, exploration, sleep and epilepsy. One powerful method of analysis is dynamic clamp, which allows the experimenter to build hybrid circuits linking computational models with biological systems in real time.

Representative publications:

Bacci, A and Huguenard, J.R. (2005) Enhancement of spike precision by autaptic transmission in neocortical inhibitory interneurons. Neuron 49:119-130. ( Supplemental Information)
Sohal, V.S and Huguenard, J.R. (2005) Inhibitory coupling specifically generates emergent gamma oscillations in diverse cell types. PNAS 102:18638-43. (Supplemental Information )
Deleuze, C. and Huguenard, J.R. (2006) Distinct electrical and chemical connectivity maps in the thalamic reticular nucleus: potential roles in synchronization and sensation. J Neurosci 26:8633-8645.
Huguenard JR, McCormick DA (2007) Thalamic synchrony and dynamic regulation of global forebrain oscillations. Trends Neurosci. 30:350-6
Dulla,C. Tani, H. Okumoto, S., Frommer, W.B., Reimer, R.J. and Huguenard, J.R. (2008) Imaging of Glutamate in Brain Slices Using FRET Sensors, J. Neurosci. Methods, 168:306-19.