Joining the Brain and Sound Lab

At the end of February, I joined Tania Barkat’s Brain and Sound Lab at the University of Basel, where I am spending the last few months of my Wellcome Fellowship as a visiting researcher.

Tania and I last worked together back in 2006, when she patiently taught me how to patch-clamp several neurons simultaneously at EPFL. In 2020 she and her fantastic team have again welcomed me with open arms, and are teaching me some of their acute high-channel count neuronal recording skills.

My experiments started out beautifully, before being cut short for some time due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Switzerland. I can’t wait to go back to the lab once restrictions lift. In the meantime I am enjoying discovering a new research environment, being part of this happy and productive auditory lab and all the excellent (video!) discussions on our respective work.