The Kreitzer lab seeks to answer:
- What is the functional role of neural activity in direct and indirect pathway MSNs?
- How is neural activity in the direct and indirect pathways integrated in basal ganglia output nuclei?
- How do striatal microcircuits function to shape direct and indirect pathway output?
- What role does dopamine play in striatal microcircuit function?
- How does loss of dopamine impact basal ganglia circuit function?
- How does dopamine modulate synaptic plasticity in the striatum?
- How can we restore basal ganglia circuit function in the absence of dopamine, such as during PD?
Anatol Kreitzer earned his B.A. in Linguistics from University of California - Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University. Following postdoctoral training at Harvard and Stanford, Dr. Kreitzer joined the Department of Physiology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kreitzer is also an Associate Investigator with the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease.
Chris Donahue, Postdoctoral Fellow
Lisa Gunaydin, Postdoctoral Fellow
Arnaud Lalive, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tony Lien, Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Liu, Graduate Student
Scott Owen, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tom Roseberry, Graduate Student
Delanie Schulte, Research Associate