ON and OFF cells in cerebellum-like circuits

Thursday, November 12th, 2015, 11:00 am
Elmore Auditorium
Laurence O. Trussel, PhD, Oregon Hearing Research Center and Vollum Institute
Samuel M. Young, Jr., PhD
(561) 972-9000

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This talk will present synaptic studies of an excitatory interneuron in vestibular and auditory systems, the unipolar brush cell.  The neurons respond to mossy fiber input with slow changes in postsynaptic excitability mediated by a complex array of glutamate receptors.  Moreover, different subtypes of brush cell have different complements of receptors, with dramatic effects on how the mossy fiber signal is transformed.

This seminar is open to faculty, scientists, and students from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the Scripps Research Institute Florida, located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Florida. If you belong to an institution outside of the Jupiter campus and would like to attend, please send a request to