Daniel Ulrich
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Physiology
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)


2007- Lecturer in Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

1999-2006 Group Leader at the Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland.

1997-1999 Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH and University of Zurich.

1994-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Neurology and

Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.

1994: PhD in Natural Sciences (Swiss Federal Institute of

Technology, Zurich).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ulrich, D., Lalanne, T., Gassmann, M., Bettler, B, GABABreceptor subtypes differentially regulate thalamic spindle oscillations, Neuropharmacology, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Ulrich, D. , Sleep Spindles as Facilitators of Memory Formation and Learning , Neural Plasticity, 2016, p1796715- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Ulrich D, Amyloid-ß impairs synaptic inhibition via GABAA receptor endocytosis, Journal of Neuroscience, 35, (24), 2015, p9205 - 9210 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Ulrich D, Subthreshold delta-frequency resonance in thalamic reticular neurons, European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, (4), 2014, p2600-2607 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

Lanté F, Toledo-Salas JC, Ondrejcak T, Rowan MJ, Ulrich D, Removal of Synaptic Ca2+-Permeable AMPA Receptors during Sleep., The Journal of Neuroscience , 31, (11), 2011, p3953-61 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Czarnecki A, Birtoli B and Ulrich D, Cellular mechanisms of burst-firing mediated long-term depression in rat neocortical pyramidal cells, J.Physiol., 578, 2007, p471 - 479 Journal Article, 2007

Ulrich, D and Bettler B, GABA-B receptors-synaptic functions and mechanisms of diversity., Current opinion in Neurobiology, 17, (3), 2007, p298 - 303 Review Article, 2007

Ulrich D, Besseyrias V, Bettler B, Functional Mapping of GABAB-Receptor Subtypes in the Thalamus, Journal of Neurophysiology, 98, 2007, p3791 - 3795 Journal Article, 2007

Rosanova M and Ulrich D, Pattern-specific associative long-term potentiation induced by a sleep spindle-related spike train, J.Neurosci., 25, 2005, p9398 - 9405 Journal Article, 2005

Gentet LJ and Ulrich D, Electrophysiological characterization of synaptic connections between layer VI cortical cells and neurons of the neucleus reticularis thalami in juvenile rats, Eur.J.Neurosci., 19, 2004, p625 - 633 Journal Article, 2004

Birtoli B and Ulrich D, Firing mode-dependent synaptic plasticity in rat neocortical pyramidal neurons, J.Neurosci., 24, 2004, p4935 - 4940 Journal Article, 2004

Ulrich D, Differential arithmetic of shunting inhibition for voltage and spike-rate in neocortical pyramidal cells, Eur.J.Neurosci., 18, 2003, p2159 - 2163 Journal Article, 2003

Gentet LJ and Ulrich D, Strong, reliable and precise synaptic connections between thalamic relay cells and neurones of the nucleus reticularis in juvenile rats, J.Physiol., 546, 2003, p801 - 811 Journal Article, 2003

Ulrich D, Dendritic resonance in rat neocortical pyramidal cells, J.Neurophysiol., 87, 2002, p2753 - 2759 Journal Article, 2002

Ulrich D and Stricker C., Dendrosomatic voltage and charge transfer in rat neocortical pyramidal cells in vitro, J.Neurophysiol., 84, 2000, p1445 - 1452 Journal Article, 2000

Ulrich D and Huguenard JR, GABAA receptor-mediated rebound burst firing and burst shunting in thalamus, J. Neurophysiol., 78, 1997, p1748 - 1751 Journal Article, 1997

Ulrich D and Huguenard JR, Nucleus-specific chloride homeostasis in rat thalamus, J.Neurosci., 17, 1997, p2348 - 2354 Journal Article, 1997

Ulrich D and Huguenard JR, Gamma-aminobutyric acid type B receptor-dependent burst-firing in thalamic neurons: A dynamic clamp study, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 1996, p13245 - 13249 Journal Article, 1996

Ulrich D and Huguenard JR, GABAB receptor-mediated responses in GABAergic projection neurones of rat nucleus reticularis thalami in vitro, J.Physiol., 493, 1996, p845 - 854 Journal Article, 1996

Ulrich D and Huguenard JR, Purinergic inhibition of GABA and glutamate release in the thalamus: implications for thalamic network activity, Neuron, 15, 1995, p909 - 918 Journal Article, 1995

Research Expertise


Neurophysiology Electrophysiology Synaptic transmission and plasticity Calcium imaging Sleep Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease


  • Title
    • Sleep spindles and memory formation




Awards and Honours

Roche Research Foundation


Physiological Society