• E-mailMargaret.Veruki@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 63 96
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

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. 

Meg has initiated and developed an interactive exhibition "The Retina" that is part of the permantent exhibit at VilVite science museum since 2018.

The Retina (VilVite): http://www.uib.no/en/med/112179/opened-new-eye-exhibition

Opening of VilVite exhibit - Norwegian video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QwpjeiH3Tw)

Opening of VilVite exhibit - English video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pE4k4Pt-jc&feature=youtu.be

BMED 340 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience







  • Veruki, Margaret Lin; Zhou, Yifan; Castilho, Aurea; Morgans, Catherine W.; Hartveit, Espen. 2019. Extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on rod pathway amacrine cells: molecular composition, activation, and signaling. Journal of Neuroscience. 39: 627-650. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2267-18.2018
  • Veruki, Margaret Lin; Schubert, Timm. 2018. Neural Circuits: When Neurons ‘Remember’ Their Connectivity. Current Biology. 28: R662-R664. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.059
  • Zandt, Bas-Jan; Veruki, Margaret Lin; Hartveit, Espen. 2018. Electrotonic signal processing in AII amacrine cells: compartmental models and passive membrane properties for a gap junction-coupled retinal neuron. Brain Structure and Function. 223: 3383-3410. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1696-z
  • Hartveit, Espen; Zandt, Bas-Jan; Madsen, Eirik; Castilho, Aurea; Mørkve, Svein Harald; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2017. AMPA receptors at ribbon synapses in the mammalian retina: kinetic models and molecular identity. Brain Structure and Function. 223: 769-804. doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1520-1
  • Zandt, Bas-Jan; Liu, Jian Hao; Veruki, Margaret Lin; Hartveit, Espen. 2017. AII amacrine cells: quantitative reconstruction and morphometric analysis of electrophysiologically identified cells in live rat retinal slices imaged with multi-photon excitation microscopy. Brain Structure and Function. 222: 151-182. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1206-0
  • Zandt, Bas-Jan; Losnegård, Are; Hodneland, Erlend; Veruki, Margaret Lin; Lundervold, Arvid; Hartveit, Espen. 2017. Semi-automatic 3D morphological reconstruction of neurons with densely branching morphology: Application to retinal AII amacrine cells imaged with multi-photon excitation microscopy. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 279: 101-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.01.008
  • Zhou, Yifan; Tencerova, Barbora; Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2016. Functional NMDA receptors are expressed by both AII and A17 amacrine cells in the rod pathway of the mammalian retina. Journal of Neurophysiology. 115: 389-403. doi: 10.1152/jn.00947.2015
  • Castilho, Aurea; Ambrósio, António F.; Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2015. Disruption of a neural microcircuit in the rod pathway of the mammalian retina by diabetes mellitus. Journal of Neuroscience. 35: 5422-5433. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5285-14.2015
  • Castilho, Aurea; Madsen, Eirik; Ambrósio, António F.; Veruki, Margaret Lin; Hartveit, Espen. 2015. Diabetic hyperglycemia reduces Ca2+ permeability of extrasynaptic AMPA receptors. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114: 1545-1553. doi: 10.1152/jn.00295.2015
  • Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2012. Electrical synapses between AII amacrine cells in the retina: Function and modulation. Brain Research. 1487: 160-172. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.05.060

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

EU Horizon2020 switchBoard - In the Eye of the Observer: Visual Processing at the Heart of the Retina (http://www.etn-switchboard.eu)

NFR FRIMEDBIO: Beyond the synapse: The role of extrasynaptic receptors in a retinal microcircuit

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