Claire Cheetham, PhD
- Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Education & Training
- BSc (Hons), Imperial College London (2003)
- PhD, King's College London (2008)
Our lab wants to understand how neurons wire together to form the intricate yet adaptable neural circuits that support complex brain functions. We are particularly interested in how newborn neurons form synaptic connections, and how this determines whether a neuron will survive. To answer these questions, we use in vivo 2-photon microscopy to track the structure and function of individual neurons and synapses over time in the living brain, as well as molecular genetic tools, electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavior.