• E-mailMargaret.Veruki@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 63 96
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
    5009 Bergen
  • 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.

Retina (VilVite)

Opening of VilVite exhibit - Norwegian video

Opening of VilVite exhibit - English video


Top List of Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

Visionary of the Quarter 2021

BMED 340 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience








  • Show author(s) (2023). Functional properties of GABA<inf>A</inf> receptors of AII amacrine cells of the rat retina. Frontiers in Ophthalmology.
  • Show author(s) (2022). The mosaic of AII amacrine cell bodies in rat retina is indistinguishable from a random distribution. Visual Neuroscience. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Structure and function of neurons in the inner retina.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Digital reconstruction and quantitative morphometric analysis of bipolar cells in live rat retinal slices. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 1700-1728.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Dendritic morphology of an inhibitory retinal interneuron enables simultaneous local and global synaptic integration. Journal of Neuroscience. 1630-1647.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The mysteries of amacrine cells in the retina.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Morphological properties of the axon initial segment-like process of AII amacrine cells in the rat retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Different glutamate sources and endogenous co-agonists activate extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on amacrine cells of the rod pathway microcircuit. European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Different mechanisms of activation of extrasynaptic NMDA receptors in a retinal microcircuit .

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

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