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Tufts University School of Medicine

Moritz Armbruster

Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience

moritz armbruster

Moritz Armbruster

Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience

Phone ‚Äč617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • PhD, Neurobiology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Research synopsis

My research focuses on developing novel assays to investigate the handling of glutamate by astrocytes, their clearance of extracellular glutamate after activity, including the spatial specificity of the uptake, and the internal handling of the glutamate after reuptake. I plan to investigate how these properties change in models of focal epilepsy and the role of astrocytes in prolonging the epileptiform events.