Jennifer Shih


Jennifer Shih 
BA, Biochemistry
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 
Neuroscience PhD Student
Chris Dulla, PhD, Adviser





The goal of my research is to understand how glutamate uptake by the astrocytic transporters GLT-1 and GLAST affects synapse maturation, neurotransmission, and cortical network function. I will mainly be using imaging, electrophysiology, and mouse genetics to answer these questions, which have implications for neurological conditions such as epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

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