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Tufts University School of Medicine

Alice Braga

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Neuroscience

alice braga

Alice Braga

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Neuroscience

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • MS, Bioinformatics & Medical Biotechnology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Research synopsis

The description of the tripartite synapse revolutionized the well-established depiction of the central nervous system by including a new element in the classical chemical synapse: astrocytes as regulators of synaptic functions, highlighting a bidirectional communication between these two cell types. My work in aims at unraveling through which mechanisms astrocytes exert these functions, with a particular focus on sleep/wake cycle.