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Michael Tadross

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Biography

Rutgers University - College of Engineering - Piscatway, NJ B.S. Electrical Engineering, Minor in Chemistry (Sept.1995 – May 1999)Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MDMD/Ph.D. Biomedical Eng. (Sept. 2000 - May. 2009), Postdoc (June 2009 - Oct. 2009)Advisor: David T. Yue, M.D., Ph.D.  (dyue@bme.jhu.edu)Stanford Univ. School of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholar - Stanford, CA (Nov. 2009 - present)Advisor: Richard W. Tsien, Ph.D.  (rwtsien@stanford.edu)2010, Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship2010, Stanford University Dean’s Fellowship2009, Michael A. Schanoff Young Investigator Award2000-2009, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) 1999, Georg Goubau Memorial Award for Achievement in Electromagnetic Theory1999, John B. Smith Memorial Prize in Electrical Engineering1998-1999, James J. Slade Scholar1995-1999, Rutgers University Presidential Scholarship1995, Bell Atlantic Scholarship & Edward J. Bloustein Scholarship

 

Research

Mike Tadross is developing pharmaco-genetic tools to manipulate neural signaling with ever-increasing specificity.

Neurons are extraordinarily sophisticated, both electrically and biochemically.  These highly interconnected signaling modalities ultimately shape circuit computations and enable their properties to adapt over time. The quest to understand this beautifully complex interplay, from circuit-level ensembles of electrical activity to biochemical intracellular signaling events, inspires the development of experimental tools with ever-increasing specificity.  As a Junior Fellow, I am working at the interface of tool development and deployment, collaborating with Luke Lavis, Jeff Magee, and others at Janelia with the goal of vetting, improving, and deploying a new set of chemical and genetically-encoded tools.  The overarching aims of this approach are to characterize principles of neuronal integration governing circuit-level computations, and to dissect mechanisms of biochemical signaling underlying neural plasticity.