Jeffry S. Isaacson, PhD 



Contact Information

CMG Building Room: 213

Phone: 858-822-3525
Fax: 858-822-7073

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive #0634
La Jolla, CA 92093-0634

Synapses in the brain are responsible for who we are and how we perceive the world around us. Our lab explores the fundamental features shaping the strength of synaptic transmission in the brain. Our recent work focuses on synaptic transmission in the mammalian olfactory system. We use electrophysiological and optical recording techniques to study neurons in brain slices and in vivo. Ultimately, we hope to reveal how brain synapses process and encode sensory information.
2003-2005 Klingenstein Fellow in Neuroscience ($150,000)
2000-2002 McKnight Scholar Award ($225,000)
1996-2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Science ($500,000)
  Burroughs Wellcome