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Adam Chapman's PhD funding


New paper in Nature


New preprint in bioRxiv

Thu, 12/03/2020

AREADNE abstract accepted

Mon, 24/02/2020

Talk at McGill, Montréal

Thu, 07/11/2019

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Welcome to Abhishek Banerjee's Lab Homepage.

Abhi is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Newcastle University and his lab is working on neural circuit mechanisms underlying flexibility of decision-making and how circuit dysfunctions arise in animal models of neurological disorders.




The research in Adaptive Decisions Lab is focused on understanding the dynamics of micro and mesoscopic circuits, with the primary goal to elucidate how dysfunction in mechanisms at either spatial scale leads to pathophysiology in autism spectrum disorders. We achieve this by combining rodent behavioural tasks with novel mesoscopic and 2-photon calcium imaging, optogenetics, and region-specific CRISPR-Cas9 editing of disease-related genes.

Decoding Statistical Nature of Decision-making in Rodents

Inhibitory Interneurons in Neural Circuit Function and Dysfunction 

Cellular and Molecular mechanisms behind Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Brain-wide PV+ interneuron distribution

Cell-specific MeCP2 deletion in Rett syndrome

Synapse-specific Plasticity

and Learning Rules

Emerging algorithms in Reinforcement Learning

Investigating Task-dependent Neural Dynamics in Cortical Circuits


Patch-clamp slice electrophysiology

Local and long-range cortico-thalamic projections

Ca2+ responses from cortical L2/3 neurons


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