Wenzel Group

Using cellular resolution recording techniques, we address fundamental questions concerned with the formation, initiation, and progression of epileptic seizures in the intact brain.¬†Epileptic seizures likely arise through the aberrant interaction of local neural populations whose underlying circuitry is not well understood. Despite >100 years of research, even the most basic aspects of epilepsy have escaped […]

Tavosanis Group

My lab is interested in the cellular dynamics that support the development and plasticity of the nervous system. We study how neurons establish their complex distinctive dendrite morphologies. For this, in combination with classical genetics, we are pushing in vivo imaging of differentiating neurons to reveal the subcellular transient localization of active molecular cascades. We […]

Lightfoot Group

Kin-recognition is abundant in the natural world where it regulates diverse behaviours of myriad social interactions, including mating behaviours and predator-prey dynamics. Perhaps the most striking example of kin recognition is found in organisms with the capability to harm or even kill their relatives, whereby it is fundamental to prevent cannibalism of kin. Despite the […]