Research Expertise and Interest
Ion channel function, synaptic plasticity, neural excitability, synaptic transmission, the synapse
Ehud Isacoff is a professor of neurobiology in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology. The work in his lab is focused on in four intersecting areas: a) Mechanisms of ion channel function, b) Synapse development and plasticity, c) Neural circuit function, and d) Design of novel probes for the optical detection and manipulation of neuronal signaling. The projects all involve optical spectroscopy, imaging and electrophysiology.