Sunil Gandhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior


The lab focuses on understanding how local interneurons control cortical plasticity. We employ a combination of techniques including two-photon functional imaging, in vivo patch-clamp recordings, the transplantation of neuronal precursors, and mouse genetic tools that identify, stimulate and silence defined neural circuits. We are also developing new techniques for the visualization of long-range connections in the visual system using whole brain clearing, viral tracing and light sheet imaging.


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critical period plasticity, interneurons, visual system, neuronal transplantation, connectomics
Carey Huh - Postdoctoral Fellow - youlimh@uci.edu Dario Velez - Graduate Student - figuerod@uci.edu XiaoTing Zheng - Graduate Student - xiaot1@uci.edu Kirstie Salinas - Graduate Student - kirsties@uci.edu Dhruba Banerjee - MSTP Student - dhrubab@uci.edu Ricardo Azevedo - MSTP Student - azevedor@uci.edu Jack Zeitoun - Assistant Specialist - jzeitoun@uci.edu