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Dr Michael Ashby

Dr Michael Ashby

Dr Michael Ashby
BSc(Hons), PhD

Lecturer

Area of research

Synapse and circuit plasticity in the neocortex

Office G31
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1905

Research summary

We investigate how anatomical and synaptic plasticity coordinate to change the structure and function of neural circuits in the mammalian cortex. We are particularly interested in the dramatic changes to brain circuitry that occur early in life, when the brain in growing, and in dementia, when brain function collapses. Using high resolution optical stimulation and recording combined with molecular, genetic and electrophysiological methods, we aim to define how external and internal influences on synaptic function contol the normal and pathological cortical circuit plasticity that underlies lifelong brain function.

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