PhD, International School for Advanced Studies, Italy
Neurotransmitter Modulation in the Auditory Cortex
My investigation focuses on local properties of the auditory cortex. I am interested in the cellular and synaptic physiology of different cell types, the relationship between their physiological and morphological properties, and how the presence of different neuromodulators affects cortical activity. I mainly use electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry in rodent brain slices.
J. Nichols, V. Jakkamsetti, H. Salgado, M. Kilgard, and M. Atzori (2007). Environmental enrichment selectively increases excitatory synaptic transmission to layer 2/3 in the temporal cortex. Neuroscience. av. ahead of print Feb. 7.
F. Dufour, Q. Liu, and M. Atzori (2006). Effects of cholesterol-rich diet on the rat on spatial memory. Brain Res. 1103: 88-98.
C. Cui, M. Xu, and M. Atzori (2006). Voltage-dependent Block of NMDA Receptors by Dopamine D1 Receptor Ligands. Molecular Pharm., 70: 1761-70.