Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Menu Search

Professor Michael RowanProfessor Michael Rowan

Research Summary

The Neuropharmacology group uses mainly in vivo electrophysiological techniques to address research questions like: What mechanisms underlie the different forms of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, in particular long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD) and their reversal? Which forms of synaptic plasticity are behaviourally relevant and how are they regulated by extrahippocampal inputs? How does sleep-wake cycle affect synaptic plasticity? A major focus of our research is how misfolded proteins affect synaptic plasticity, in particular the Alzheimer's disease-related amyloid ß protein (Aß).


For further information about Professor Michael Rowan please view his CV Profile.

For further references please visit the Institute of Neuroscience website