Welcome to the homepage for Dr. Michal Zochowski's research group! We are jointly appointed with the Department of Physics and The Biophysics Research Division at the University of Michigan. Our research lies at the interface between physics and neurobiology and we combine experimental biological studies with theoretical computational work in our lab. We are primarily interested in the dynamical aspects of information processing in the brain from the perspective of large and complex neuronal networks and study this through a diverse variety of projects including:


  • Memory storage, retrieval, and consolidation in the hippocampus and neocortex
  • Decision making in the striatal basal ganglia formation
  • Neurogenesis
  • Phase response of single neurons and neuronal networks
  • Epilepsy


  • Multi-electrode array recording of neuronal cultures
  • Novel optical imaging of neuronal activity
  • Morphology of hippocampal cell cultures