Alexander Baez

Alexander BaezImage: Baez

Education:

B.S. SUNY, Stony Brook University (2016)

Current Position:

3rd Year MSTP

1st Year Grad Student

Advisor:

Joshua Plotkin, PhD, Neurobiology & Behavior

Graduate Program:

Neuroscience

Research Interest:

Broadly, I enjoy pursuing synaptic physiology questions. My background is in patch-clamp electrophysiology, where I worked in a mouse brain model. I have experience with ex-vivo brain slices, helping to elucidate the role of post-synaptic scaffold proteins in cortical interneuron neurotransmitter receptor subunit integration. Most recently, I used brain-slice cultures to examine developmental changes in the neonatal hippocampal circuit which accompany chronic benzodiazepine exposure. I look forward to continuing exploring neurophysiological implications of clinical treatments.

Publications:

Baez A., Van Brunt T., Moody G., Wollmuth L. P., & Hsieh H. Voltage dependent allosteric modulation of IPSCs by benzodiazepines. Brain Research. 2020; 1736, 146699. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2020.146699