Functional Neuroconnectomics

“Functional Neuroconnectomics group” general interests

My group is interested in the structural identification and functional characterization of neuronal networks in the mammalian brain.

The brain contains billions of neurons that are highly organized within complex functional networks. These networks orderly process diverse incoming information, subsequently resulting in adequate behavioral responses. In general, the exact neuronal wiring diagram within and between functional neuronal network units at the level of the synapse is still enigmatic.

Thus, a key to understand how neuronal information is orderly processed to allow execution of appropriate behaviors is to exactly map and characterize the underlying neuronal circuits that allow continuous information flow within this “neuronal jungle” at subcellular resolution.

Dr. Martin Schwarz