Experimental Infrastructure

Our lab has recently expanded its research activities to include experimentation in mice. We have established a complete surgical unit for rodents (mice and rats) consisting of a stereotaxic frame (World Precision Instruments) and a micromotor high-speed drill (Stoelting Co.) that allow for stereotaxic surgeries (left). The surgical unit is also equipped with a motorized stereotaxic injector for virus injections (Quintessential Stereotaxic Injector, Stoelting Co., middle). We have also developed freely moving and head-fixed behavioural set-ups (right), which we plan to combine with two-photon imaging and optogenetics techniques.