Dr. Mariana Vargas-Caballero University of Southampton, UK1 Talk
Dr. Mariana Vargas-Caballero is a Mexican/British neuroscientist. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology in Mexico. She then trained for a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. With fellowship funding from Wellcome Trust, she obtained postdoctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Toronto,... read moreand the University of Oxford. She is an expert in electrophysiological techniques, such as patch-clamp and field recording, that directly measure the strength of neuronal connections. In 2012, Dr. Vargas-Caballero established her research group at the University of Southampton where she is a Lecturer in Neuroscience. Her research interests focus on understanding brain plasticity and how brain circuits are affected by dementia.