Professor Vincenzo Crunelli

My research focuses on the cellular and network mechanisms operating in the thalamus and cortex during sleep and absence epilepsy. 

Recently, we also developed an interest in the mechanisms involved in astrocyte-neuron signalling. 

My multi-disciplinary group uses a combination of electrophysiological, morphological, immunocytochemical and confocal imaging techniques both in normal and transgenic in vivo and in vitro animal models, as well as a computational approach for simulations of neuronal and astrocytic network activities.