The Sjöström laboratory is in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Centre for Research in Neuroscience at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Our research is focussed on the mechanisms and functional consequences of Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) in neocortical microcircuits. To understand the role and mechanisms of this form of plasticity, we employ two-photon laser scanning microscopy, neurotransmitter uncaging, optogenetic tools, quadruple whole-cell recordings, and computational modelling.
In addition to contributing yearly to the Ion Channels and Synaptic Transmission course at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr Sjöström teaches cellular and computational neuroscience in the following courses at McGill University:
PHGY 311 - Channels, Synapses, & Hormones
NEUR 531-603 - Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
NEUR 602 - Current Topics in Neuroscience: Classic and Cutting-Edge Techniques in Neuroscience
NEUR 630 - Principles of Neuroscience 1
The Sjöström team is funded by the UK Medical Research Council, the Royal Society, the European Community, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Savoy Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
For further information, please also see: http://plasticity.muhc.mcgill.ca/
An updated list of publications can be found here.