Professor Neurology & Neurosurgery; Associated member Psychology, Physiology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Email: edward.ruthazer [at] mcgill.ca
Research Areas: Neural Circuits, Neurodevelopment
We study how neuronal circuits assemble in the developing brain, with a special focus on the role of neural activity and sensory experience in refining brain wiring as on well as neuron-glia interactions. The lab combines in vivo multiphoton structural and functional imaging of neurons and glia and whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology to study visual system development in translucent species like zebrafish and Xenopus, which are amenable to non-invasive time lapse imaging of brain circuit development.