Project B12 (Masseck)

Mechanisms underlying changes in hippocampal information processing by neuromodulation


Our project scrutinises how serotonergic neuromodulation impacts hippocampal information processing. We investigate to what extent serotonergic input controls excitation/inhibition balance within the hippocampus, in a state-dependent manner, and how this contributes to subcortical and hippocampal information processing. Serotonergic neuromodulation is examined on several levels: behavioural experiments in conjunction with optogenetics will elucidate the impact of 5-HT on memory and sensory information processing, whereas electrophysiological recordings in combination with state-of-the-art imaging techniques will reveal the underlying mechanisms.

Principal Investigator

Project B12

Prof. Dr. Olivia Masseck

Synthetic Biology
Faculty 2 - Biology/Chemistry

Universität Bremen
NW2, Raum B 4115
Leobener Straße 5
28359 Bremen

Phone: +49 - (0)421 - 218 - 62965