Alistair is now Dr Jennings

Congratulations to Alistair Jennings who passed his viva on the 1st of August. In his work he characterized how hippocampal astrocytes respond to dopamine and identified the signalling cascades involved in generating the astrocyte Ca2+ response. Congratulations Dr Jennings! 🙂

Project grant awarded

DFG project grant awarded to study the “Heterogeneity of astrocyte morphology as a determinant of synaptic release” in the context of the priority program (SPP1757). The general goal of project is to reveal how astrocyte morphology and its changes modify function of synaptic terminals in the hippocampus.