Jennifer Shih


Jennifer Shih 
BA, Biochemistry
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 
PhD, Neuroscience
Sackler School, Tufts University
Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Scholar
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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