Matilde Balbi

Project Description

I am working on strategies for stroke recovery based on neuronal activity. Stroke results in an irreversible primary injury, and a salvageable secondary injury in the surrounding tissue. My research aims to develop therapies to target this secondary injury in animal models of stroke. We are developing automated systems to assess various strategies for stroke recovery. Our current setup consists of a high-tech home cage housing up to 10 mice. The cage has several modules for automated functional brain imaging, animal weighing, reward-based learning, and robot-assisted motor recovery.

Research Interests

Brain Stimulation
Psychiatric disorders

Research Methodology

optogenetics
Mesoscale imaging
Two photon microscopy
Animal Models

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine