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Professur für Neurophysiologie


Professur für Neurophysiologie


Ag Egger2019

This is our team in front of the “Natural Sciences West” building where
you can find us on the 2nd floor of building D4.


We are interested in sensory processing at the cellular and subcellular level, in particular in the first relay station of the mammalian olfactory system, the olfactory bulb. To observe single synapses at work we use electrophysiological techniques in combination with high-resolution neurophotonics (two-photon Ca2+ imaging, two-photon 2D and 3D uncaging of transmitter). We also complement these experimental techniques with modeling to unravel the biophysical basis of reciprocal signaling.

The olfactory bulb neuronal network consists of a two-stage circuit, first the glomerular layer where processing is distributed within a high diversity of local interneurons, and second the external plexiform layer, where most processing takes place between the principal excitatory mitral cells and the inhibitory axonless granule cells.
Our main current projects involve

  1. Function of reciprocal synapses (BMBF project: Max Müller, Sara Aghvami)
  2. Oscillatory network activity and odor coding in the olfactory bulb
    (DFG project: Luna Jammal)
  3. Characterization of subclasses of juxtaglomerular neurons, with focus
    on vasopressinergic tufted cells (DFG project: Michael Lukas,
    Hajime Suyama)

  1. Fakultäten
  2. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin

Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger


Egger-veronica 2


Tel. +49-941-943-3118