Jose L. Pena, M.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Institution
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Address
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South, Room 529
City, State, Zip
Bronx, New York 10461
Country
United States of America
E-mail
jose.pena@einstein.yu.edu
Website
http://www.einstein.yu.edu/labs/jose-pena/
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
1994
Country Of Origin
Uruguay
Mentor Name
Masakazu Konishi, Ph.D.

Research

My laboratory’s research interests include: 1) Intrinsic and synaptic properties that determine the functional integration of neural circuits and the generation of brain rhythms.2) The study of the circuit generated by respiratory rhythm and its alterations in sudden infant death. 3) Study of the hippocampal and cortical circuits and their alteration in Alzheimer’s Disease and Epilepsy.

The experimental approaches we are taking include: 1) Electrophysiological and fluorescence imaging techniques in brain slices in vitro. 2) Recording of electrophysiological activity associated with learning and memory tests in vivo. Records and breathing in vivo as well.

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