Dan Wilson joined the Fitzpatrick lab in August 2012 as a PhD student. His research uses optical and electrophysiological techniques to investigate cellular computation in primary visual cortex. In particular, he is interested in understanding the connectivity motifs that support the cellular computations underlying basic properties of cortical neurons such as orientation and direction selectivity.
- Functional connectivity in primary visual cortex
- Dendritic computation
- Structure-function relationships in single neurons and neuronal networks
- BS, Duke University, Neuroscience (2011)
- Wilson, D.E. Whitney, D.E., Scholl, B., and Fitzpatrick, D. (2016). Orientation selectivity and the functional clustering of synaptic inputs in primary visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience 19, 1003-1009.
- Lu, R., Sun, W., Liang, Y., Kerlin, A., Bierfeld, J., Seelig, J.D., Wilson, D.E., Scholl, B., Mohar, B., Tanimoto, M., Koyama, M., Fitzpatrick, D., Orger, M.B., Ji, N. (2017) Video-rate volumetric functional imaging of the brain at synaptic resolution. Nat Neurosci. 20(04), 620-628.
- Wilson, D.E.*, Smith, G.B.*, Jacob, A.L., Walker, T., Dimidschstein, J., Fishell, G., and Fitzpatrick, D. (2017). GABAergic Neurons in Ferret Visual Cortex Participate in Functionally Specific Networks. Neuron 93, 1058–1065. *Co-first author. Previewed in: Znamenskiy, P., Hofer, S.B. (2017). Ferret Interneurons Defy Expectations. Neuron. 93, 985-987.
- Scholl, B., Wilson, D.E., and Fitzpatrick, D. (2017). Local Order within Global Disorder: Synaptic Architecture of Visual Space. Neuron, Advance Online Publication.
There is more to dendrites than meets the eye: cluster synaptic inputs and orientation selectivity
Local order within global disorder: synaptic architecture of visual space