I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston under the mentorship of John H. Byrne. For my postdoctoral training I moved to Harvard Medical School in the lab of Wade Regehr. I came to UC Davis in the spring of 2014, where I am an assistant professor in the department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.
About the lab
My lab studies the synaptic and cellular neurophysiology of small neural networks in the context of learning and memory. We are particularly interested in understanding the activity-dependent principles that govern the formation of anatomical and dynamic functional microcircuits as well as identifying novel neural networks that regulate learning and memory. Our toolbox includes transgenic mice, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, calcium imaging, molecular biology and animal behavior assays.
May 2015: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE
A position is available to study the principles of activity-dependent formation and dynamic regulation of microcircuits in mice. A PhD in neuroscience or closely related field is required. Some experience with electrophysiology or advanced imaging techniques (calcium imaging, 2P microscopy) is necessary, and preference will be given to applicants with strong backgrounds in these areas. Experience with protein biochemistry (protein phosphorylation), molecular biology or rodent behavior is a plus. Applicants should have demonstrated productivity. Interested candidates should email Diasynou directly.
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Pubmed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fioravante+d