Diasynou Fioravante

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Assistant Professor


Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Center for Neuroscience

Research Interests

About Diasynou

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.  




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 molecular biology or rodent behavior is a plus. Applicants should have demonstrated productivity. Interested candidates should email Diasynou directly. 




UC Davis Academic Senate New Research Initiative Award
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Hellman Fellows Award
Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award
UCDMC Interdepartmental Research Seed Grant Award
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Award

CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Neurobiology


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  • Pubmed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fioravante+d