Prof. Micha E. Spira

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The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
Silberman Build., room 231

Brief Summary of research: 

Development of neuron-electronic hybrid systems.Neural plasticity, a multidisciplinary approach to study the mechanisms underlying short- and long-term neuronal and synaptic remodeling.The cellular, molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying growth cone formation, navigation of neurites, target recognition, synapse formation and neuronal network construction in development, regeneration and simple forms of learning and memory processes.

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

  • Development and fabrication of  3D microelectrodes arrays  for simultaneous multi-site wireless intracellular recordings  of neurons from freely behaving rats.
  • Development of multisite intracellular recordings and stimulation of cultured neurons, myocytes and striated muscle fibers.