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Mark Schnitzer

Associate Professor of Biology and of Applied Physics

Professor Schnitzer’s research group studies optical imaging and cerebellar neural circuits. By combining imaging, electrophysiological, behavioral, and computational approaches, the Schnitzer group seeks to understand cerebellar dynamics underlying learning, memory, and forgetting. The group focuses on classical eyeblink conditioning, a form of associative memory that depends on cerebellar function. The Schnitzer group has shown that they can image in live mice large number of Purkinje neurons, which are thought to be associated with learning and memory. The Schnitzer group has invented two forms of fiber optic imaging, one- and two-photon fluorescence microendoscopy, which enable in vivo imaging of blood.

Research Areas:
Innovative materials, device structures, process technology of silicon devices and integrated circuits

Department(s): Applied Physics and Biological Sciences
Location:  Clark Center Room W080
Mail Code:  4088