Jyh-Jang Sun

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Postdoctoral Scientist

Email: Jyh-Jang.Sun@nerf.be

  • Started at NERF: 01/08/2013

My research interest is in systems neuroscience. For years, I have been tackling the question of how neurons receive sensory inputs, communicate both locally and globally, and eventually guide our behavior.

The hippocampus plays an important role in navigation and spatial memory. At present, it remains unclear how the result of hippocampal spatial memory processing is shared with the rest of the brain. A prime substrate for providing the link is the subiculum, which sends divergent output projections to a variety of brain regions. Thus, I record and study electrophysiological signals of hippocampal CA1 and the subiculum in freely moving rats using custom designed hyperdrive, carrying tens of tetrodes or silicon probes.

since 2013 Postdoctoral Scientist, NERF
2009–2013 Postdoc, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany
2009 PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
2000–2005 Research assistant as military service, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2000 MSc, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
1998 BVetMed, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan