Marco Capogna is now Affiliated Researcher in DANDRITE

Marco Capogna is Affiliated Researcher in DANDRITE with Sadegh Nabavis and Duda Kvitsianis group. He will be working with amygdala-hippocampal-cortical circuits in health and disease.

2016.10.26 | Emilie Marie Niebuhr Aagaard

The overarching aim of the research activities is to define the neuronal circuits of the human and rodent cerebral cortex and connected subcortical areas, as they are cellular regulators of cognitive process in health and disease. Marco wish to define what neuronal circuitry guides emotional-dependent learning and memory, and how it is modified in animal models of fear and anxiety disorders.

To achieve this goal his group investigate the structure and the function of various neuron types in the rodent amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Major focus is on GABAergic neuron types because of their critical role in controlling circuits activity and because of their diversity. They also investigate the structure, function, communication and responses to drugs of neurons in the human cerebral cortex, the largest and most frequently affected brain area in disease.

Marco Capognas research group uses an integrated approach combining electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, optogenetic, cellular imaging and high resolution anatomy. Understanding the neural mechanisms controlling cortex-hippocampal-amygdala network activity may eventually lead to novel therapeutic strategies to reverse or ameliorate psychiatric disorders.
Please read more about Marco on his DANDRITE page