Computational Neurobiology Lab

Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel

+1-858-453-4100, ext. 1489

I am interested in the functioning of neurons under nonstationary conditions like background oscillations or increased background noise levels. My approach includes patch-clamp recordings from acute brain slices and numerical simulations on a biophysical level.

I am using the Axon Instruments Axoclamp 2A amplifier and LabView 6.1 for data aquisition and NEURON for the numerical simulation of electrophysiological events.

Before I came to Salk I was doing research at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography , La Jolla, CA, USA, working on the motility of marine cyanobacteria, the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics of the University of Vienna, Austria, working on translation initiation, and the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, working on synaptic plasticity in the cerebral cortex (Ph.D. thesis).

Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
The Salk Institute
10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
phone 858-453 4100 Ext. 1489
fax 858-587 0417