Our scientific interest is to investigate the information flow in the brain as a combination of “digital” (synaptic) and “analog” (volume) transmissions.
The main directions are:
1. quantitative synaptic transmission and its developmental regulation,
2. tonic presynaptic modulations of synaptic transmission,
3. local extracellular neurotransmitter concentrations and their regulation,
4. glia-neuron interactions.
Dr. Sergei Kirischuk
To adress this questions I mainly use electrophysiological, but also micro- fluorimetric, immunohistochemical and molecular methods.