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Principal Investigator

CELIO Marco

Full Professor of
Anatomy

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  Research Topics • Brain functions
• Hypothalamus
 
       
  Subtopics    
       
 

Questions addressed

The ultimate goal of our research is to elucidate the functional role of the newly discovered Parvalbumin-nucleus of the hypothalamus.
The specific aims are to:
► study the genes expressed specifically in this nucleus by in-situ hybridisation and gene-chip technolog
► assess the effects on behaviour of electrolytic and excitotoxic lesioning of the PV1-nucleus
► record the firing of PV1-neurons in freely-moving rats and correlate this activity with specific behavioural patterns
► assess the behavioural effects of selectively activating or inhibiting the PV1-nucleus using optogenetic techniques

 
       
  Keywords • Axonal tracing
• Behavior
• Parvalbumin-positive nucleus (PV1)
• Transcriptomics
 
       
  Contact Email address marco.celio [at] unifr.ch  
       
  Personal site Anatomy > Group Celio  
   

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