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Dr. Jeffrey C. Magee, Ph.D.

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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.

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