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Peter Wenner

Associate Professor of Physiology

Ph.D., University of Pittsburg, 1993

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Research Interests:

Normally-behaving neural networks have an amazing capacity to maintain themselves within working activity ranges through homeostatic adjustments to cellular excitability, glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic strength (homeostatic plasticity). We study the triggers and mechanisms that underlie these forms of plasticity in developing circuits in order to understand why homeostatic mechanisms are in some cases (spasticity, seizure) incapable of maintaining normal activity levels, and to identify how triggers of homeostatic plasticity could inappropriately lead to hyperexcitable states associated with neural injury and disease (spinal cord injury, autism).

Publications:  PubMed search

Department of Physiology
Emory University School of Medicine
615 Michael Street
Atlanta, GA 30322-3110
Office: 404--727-1517

Email Address:  pwenner@emory.edu