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




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






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.






Synaptic development of Layer 4 of the rodent barrel cortex

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





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





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

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





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