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Julia Veit


Lab: Dr. Julia Veit
Department: Institute of Physiology I
Address: Hermann-Herder-Str. 7
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 5158
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PhD positions available: YES
Research Area: Neurosciences
Research Interests: We are interested in how cortical areas interact and investigate this in the visual system of mice. We are combining in vivo electrophysiology with Neuropixels probes, optogenetics and behaviour to understand how different brain areas coordinate their activity and give rise to perception.


Education & Training: 10/2009-11/2013: PhD thesis, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
10/2000-06/2008: Diploma in Bioinformatics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
Employment & Experience: Since 10/2019: Emmy-Noether group leader, Institute of Physiology I, University of Freiburg, Germany
04/2014-09/2019: Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley, USA
10/2009-03/2014: PhD student, University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Selected Publications:

Naka A, Veit J, Shababo B, Chance RK, Risso D, Stafford D, Snyder B, Egladyous A, Chu D, Sridharan S, Mossing DP, Paninski L, Ngai J, Adesnik H. Complementary networks of cortical somatostatin interneurons enforce layer specific control. Elife. 2019 Mar 18;8:e43696.  Abstract

Berry MH, Holt A, Salari A, Veit J, Visel M, Levitz J, Aghi K, Gaub BM, Sivyer B, Flannery JG, Isacoff EY. Restoration of high-sensitivity and adapting vision with a cone opsin. Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 15;10(1):1221. Abstract

De Luna P, Veit J, Rainer G. Basal forebrain activation enhances between-trial reliability of low-frequency local field potentials (LFP) and spiking activity in tree shrew primary visual cortex (V1). Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Dec;222(9):4239-4252.  Abstract

Veit J, Hakim R, Jadi MP, Sejnowski TJ, Adesnik H. Cortical gamma band synchronization through somatostatin interneurons. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Jul;20(7):951-959.  Abstract

Lin WC, Tsai MC, Davenport CM, Smith CM, Veit J, Wilson NM, Adesnik H, Kramer RH. A Comprehensive Optogenetic Pharmacology Toolkit for In Vivo Control of GABA(A) Receptors and Synaptic Inhibition. Neuron. 2015 Dec 2;88(5):879-891.  Abstract

Pluta S, Naka A, Veit J, Telian G, Yao L, Hakim R, Taylor D, Adesnik H. A direct translaminar inhibitory circuit tunes cortical output. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Nov;18(11):1631-40.  Abstract

Veit J, Bhattacharyya A, Kretz R, Rainer G. On the relation between receptive field structure and stimulus selectivity in the tree shrew primary visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Oct;24(10):2761-71.  Abstract

Bhattacharyya A, Veit J, Kretz R, Bondar I, Rainer G. Basal forebrain activation controls contrast sensitivity in primary visual cortex. BMC Neurosci. 2013 May 16;14:55.  Abstract

Bhattacharyya A, Bießmann F, Veit J, Kretz R, Rainer G. Functional and laminar dissociations between muscarinic and nicotinic cholinergic neuromodulation in the tree shrew primary visual cortex. Eur J Neurosci. 2012 Apr;35(8):1270-80.  Abstract

Veit J, Bhattacharyya A, Kretz R, Rainer G. Neural response dynamics of spiking and local field potential activity depend on CRT monitor refresh rate in the tree shrew primary visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Nov;106(5):2303-13.  Abstract

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