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
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