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Tufts University School of Medicine

Moritz Armbruster

Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience

Moritz Armbruster

Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience

Office: South Cove 202
Campus: Boston

Education

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

Research synopsis

My research focuses on astrocyte-neuron interactions and how astrocytic functions (glutamate clearance and K+ buffering) can modulate synaptic and somatic neuronal function. We have found novel neuronal control of astrocytic glutamate clearance kinetics with synapse specificity and fast kinetics. To investigate these questions, we use a combination of astrocyte and neuronal electrophysiology and cutting edge live imaging of glutamate, Ca2+, voltage, and other bio-sensors.