Eva Olariu joined the lab in the winter of 2009 and is an undergraduate neuroscience student. Eva’s current project involves the resonate-and-fire model of the neuron. This model is a representation of neurons that exhibit subthreshold damped oscillations of membrane potential. These neurons fire at a resonant frequency of input that is similar to their eigenfrequency.
Eva also does experimental work involving immunostaining, staining for neurons, synapses, and astrocytes. The images from staining are further analyzed to establish the relation between structure and network dynamics. Also, Eva is currently working on a new experimental procedure involving DiO (a fluorescent neuronal tracer dye) and DPA (a voltage sensitive molecule) to analyze action potentials occurring within a network.
Eva’s interests outside of lab include marathon training and swimming.
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