Klyachko, Vitaly A.

Ph.D., Biophysics
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Description of Research:

Dr. Klyachko’s research is focused on synaptic function and plasticity with the goal of understanding how neural circuits analyze information in the brain. Dr. Klyachko group is developing novel imaging, electrophysiological and computational techniques to study plasticity at individual synapses and functional circuits. Applications of these novel techniques are aimed at relating deregulation in synaptic plasticity with the impairment of information processing observed in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and mental retardation.