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Dr. Jeffrey C. Magee, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

The Cullen Foundation Distinguished Endowed Chair at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Focus: Elucidating the biophysical explanations for the information-processing and storage capabilities of single neurons and small neuronal networks.

In the Magee lab, our ultimate goal is to provide a mechanistic understanding of the behaviorally relevant brain function.To this end we are attempting to produce biophysical explanations of the information-processing and storage capabilities of single and small networks of neurons. We use a variety of optical (two-photon transmitter uncaging, single and two-photon ChR2/NpHR activation, two photon Ca2+ imaging) and electrical (dual whole-cell recordings, cell-attached and outside-out patches) techniques in the various projects.


Behavioral time scale synaptic plasticity underlies CA1 place fields.

Bittner KC, Milstein AD, Grienberger C, Romani S, Magee JC, Science. 2017 Sep 8;357(6355):1033-1036. doi: 10.1126/science.aan3846.

View the list of publications by Dr. Jeffrey C. Magee