Headshot portrait of Shaul Hestrin - Professor of Comparative Medicine
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The main interest of Dr. Hestrin's lab is to understand how the properties of neocortical neurons, the circuits they form and the inputs they receive give rise to neuronal activity and behavior. Their approach includes behavioral studies, two-photon calcium imaging, in vivo whole cell recording in behaving animals and optogenetic methods to activate cortical neurons as well as cortical afferents.