I am interested in the cellular and molecular basis of synaptic transmission and synaptic integration in the central nervous system. My research involves understanding and characterizng the synaptic and cellular mechanisms used by identified neurons within specific microcircuits for signal processing. The main techniques used in my laboratory are patch-clamp recording, multiphoton / 2-photon microscopy, and confocal imaging of fluorescent immunocytochemcal labeling.
Meg has initiated and developed an interactive exhibition "The Retina" that is part of the permantent exhibit at VilVite science museum since 2018.
- (2022). The mosaic of AII amacrine cell bodies in rat retina is indistinguishable from a random distribution . Visual Neuroscience.
- (2022). Structure and function of neurons in the inner retina.
- (2022). Inhibitory inputs to an inhibitory interneuron: Spontaneous postsynaptic currents and GABA<inf>A</inf> receptors of A17 amacrine cells in the rat retina. European Journal of Neuroscience. 1442-1470.
- (2022). Digital reconstruction and quantitative morphometric analysis of bipolar cells in live rat retinal slices. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 1700-1728.
- (2022). Dendritic morphology of an inhibitory retinal interneuron enables simultaneous local and global synaptic integration. Journal of Neuroscience. 1630-1647.
- (2021). The mysteries of amacrine cells in the retina.
- (2021). Morphological properties of the axon initial segment-like process of AII amacrine cells in the rat retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology.
- (2021). Different glutamate sources and endogenous co-agonists activate extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on amacrine cells of the rod pathway microcircuit. European Journal of Neuroscience.
- (2020). Differential contribution of gap junctions to the membrane properties of ON- and OFF-bipolar cells of the rat retina. Cellular and molecular neurobiology. 17 pages.
- (2020). Different mechanisms of activation of extrasynaptic NMDA receptors in a retinal microcircuit .
NFR FRIMEDBIO: Beyond the synapse: The role of extrasynaptic receptors in a retinal microcircuit, NFR 261914
NFR FRIMEDBIO: Glutamate dynamics in a retinal microcircuit, NFR 213776