Dan Johnston

Department of Neuroscience


Research in my laboratory is primarily directed towards understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic integration and long-term plasticity of neurons in the medial temporal lobe. We have focused our attention on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, areas of the brain that play important roles in learning, memory and decision-making. Our research uses quantitative electrophysiological, optical-imaging, and computer-modeling techniques.  Most of our projects involve trying to understand how dendritic ion channels, and in particular dendritic channelopathies, impact neuronal and network computations in normal and diseased brain.

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