Department of Neurobiology

Couey, J. Jay
Research Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit (2009)
Address: W1489 BSTWR
   200 Lothrop St.
   Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-2536
Telephone: 412-888-9712
brain made out of chains!

Research Interest:

My work uses advanced patch clamp techniques, optogenetics, and promotor/enhancer driven gene expression to dissect cortical and subcortical microcircuits. I am particularly interested in the structure-function relationship between local connectivity and the in vivo functional properties of neocortical microcircuits.

Sample Publications:

Fast-spiking Parvalbumin Interneurons are Frequently Myelinated in the Cerebral Cortex of Mice and Humans.
Stedehouder J, Couey JJ, Brizee D, Hosseini B, Slotman JA, Dirven CMF, Shpak G, Houtsmuller AB, Kushner SA.
Cereb Cortex. 2017 Oct 1;27(10):5001-5013.

Recurrent inhibitory circuitry as a mechanism for grid formation.
Couey JJ, Witoelar A, Zhang SJ, Zheng K, Ye J, Dunn B, Czajkowski R, Moser MB, Moser EI, Roudi Y, Witter MP.
Nat Neurosci. 2013 Mar;16(3):318-24.


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