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Pablo Beltran Matas

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailPablo.Beltran@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

My drive in research is to understand the basis of synaptic transmission at the cellular and the molecular level in the central nervous system, and how this is integrated into a network of neurons working together to carry out specific tasks. My focus right now is on the specific synaptic mechanisms used by neurons to process signals in a model system such as the retina. To do so, I use patch-clamp with different approaches to record neuronal activity. 

Lecture
  • Beltran Matas, Pablo. 2018. Yo, yo mismo y mi doctorado.
Academic lecture
  • Beltran Matas, Pablo; Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2019. Different sources of glutamate activate extrasynaptic NMDA receptors in the rod pathway microcircuit of the mammalian retina.
  • Beltran Matas, Pablo. 2018. Interneuronas en la retina: un modelo para estudiar el papel de receptores extrasinapticos en la comunicacion neuronal.
Poster
  • Beltran Matas, Pablo; Castilho, Aurea; Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2019. Pharmacological characterization of synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors on retinal amacrine cells .
  • Veruki, Margaret Lin; Beltran Matas, Pablo; Hartveit, Espen. 2019. Activating extrasynaptic NMDA receptors on interneurons of the rod pathway microcircuit in the mammalian retina.
  • Beltran Matas, Pablo; Castilho, Aurea; Hartveit, Espen; Veruki, Margaret Lin. 2018. Functional properties of GABAA receptors on rod amacrine (AII and A17) cells of the rat retina.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Luque MA, Beltran-Matas P, Marin MC, Torres B, Herrero L (2017) Excitability is increased in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells of Fmr1 knockout mice. PLOS ONE 12(9): e0185067. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185067

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

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