Dr Michael Kohl
- Senior Lecturer (Centre for Neuroscience)
My group tries to unravel the neural coding strategies employed in the representation of sensory stimuli and memory storage. We combine electrophysiological recordings with single- and multi-photon imaging and stimulation to monitor and manipulate complex neuronal activity during behaviour in mice.
Our current work focuses on how neural activity in primary sensory cortices integrates with activity in a higher order cortex, such as the retrosplenial cortex. We combine theoretical studies to make quantitative predictions about population codes and their information content to help us guide experiments. We also continue to develop novel experimental tools and analysis approaches.
Our current research is broadly focused on three projects:
Role of interneurons in somatosensory perception: We study how different types of inhibitory interneurons are optimised for controlling neural codes.
Role of hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex in associative memory: We study the interplay of hippocampus and sensory cortices with the retrosplenial cortex during the formation and retrieval of associative memories.
Tool development: We develop novel approaches for recording and manipulating the function of large populations of neurons.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Restoring hippocampal-cortical memory consolidation in models of Alzheimer's Disease
2019 - 2022