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
- 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 .
- 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. 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.
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