Research

School Contact Information

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Address: P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-(0)8-9489021/31;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9467940
E-Mail: vet.school@mail.huji.ac.il

 

imaging

 

Voltage-dependent sodium channel- mediated changes in intracellular  sodium concentration in axons, soma and dendrites of neocortical neurons

Technique:  imaging with Na+ sensitive dye while whole-cell recording in brain slices

Collaboration with Bill Ross and Nehama Lasser-Ross, New York Medical College

 

 

 

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Biophysical characteristics of voltage-gated Na* channels in axonal, somatic and dendritic membranes of neocortical neurons, and their implications for synaptic integration and spike train initiation

Techniques: Cell-attached channel recordings in brain slices, and computational modeling

Collaboration with Fred Wolf, MPI for Dynamics and Self Organization, Goettingen and Maxim Volgoshev, Ruhr University.

 

 

 

barrels

 

Synaptic development of Layer 4 of the rodent barrel cortex

Technique: Whole-cell voltage clamp recording in horizontal brain slices

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ncs

 

Biophysical properties and functional importance of non-specific cationic currents in neocortical neurons

Techniques: Whole-cell and cell attached recording in brain slices;  imaging with Ca2+-sensitive dyes

 

 

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Endogenous polyamines and modulation of Na+ channel availability in neocortical neurons

Techniques: Whole-cell and cell attached recording in brain slices and isolated neurons

 

 

fish

 

Electrotonic coupling and rhythmogenesis in the pituitary of the fish

Techniques: Whole-cell recording and imaging with Ca2+-sensitive dyes in slices and slice-cultures of the pituitary of Tilapia.


Collaboration with Berta Levavi-Sivan, Dept of Animal Science, The Hebrew University
 
See also: michael_gutnick