Neurophysiology of Ion Channels We study the basis for neuronal excitability and long-term changes in the efficacy of synaptic transmission in mammalian cerebellum and hippocampus. Our work focuses on electrophysiology, imaging, and protein biochemistry to understand the physiological outcome of interactions between calcium channels and potassium channels. Work in cerebellum is now directed at the role of a calcium-potassium channel complex in dysfunction of synaptic plasticity in Fragile X Syndrome and the ability to restore function and reduce aberrant behaviours in a mouse model of Fragile X.
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