Neuropeptides & Neuronal Circuits

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Our Research

The Melzer Lab studies the functions of neuropeptides on molecular, circuit and behavioral level. We combine imaging and electrophysiological recording techniques with genetic, optogenetic and chemogenetic tools to manipulate selected neuronal circuits and neuropeptidergic pathways. Our goal is to understand how neuropeptides alter cognition and neuronal processing in diverse contexts and emotional settings.

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Medical University of Vienna, Center for Brain Research, Department for Neuronal Cell Biology, Spitalgasse 4, 1090 Vienna, Austria

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