• 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. 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.

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








  • 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 .
  • 2019. Why does an axon-less interneuron in the retina fire action potentials?
  • 2019. Multiphoton excitation microscopy for the reconstruction and analysis of single neuron morphology . 34 pages.
  • 2019. Extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on rod pathway amacrine cells: molecular composition, activation, and signaling. Journal of Neuroscience. 627-650.
  • 2019. Extrasynaptic NMDA receptors and other things of interest in the inner retina.
  • 2019. Different sources of glutamate activate extrasynaptic NMDA receptors in the rod pathway microcircuit of the mammalian retina.
  • 2019. Compartmental models of bipolar cells in rat retina developed from quantitative morphological reconstructions.
  • 2019. Combining Multiphoton Excitation Microscopy with Fast Microiontophoresis to Investigate Neuronal Signaling. 29 pages.
  • 2019. Activating extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on interneurons of the rod pathway microcircuit in the mammalian retina.

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

Research groups