Maria del Angel Ocana-Fernandez

PhD Bartos Lab (associated member)



Institute of Physiology | University of Freiburg

Imagine we’re in an elevator and you have until we reach our floor to pitch your project/idea.

What’s your elevator pitch?

What fascinates you about your project?

I am fascinated by the sculpting nature of inhibition which gives shapes the neuronal performance on almost every level of information processing and thereby shapes the neuronal code.

How did you come to work in the field of Neuroscience?

As first semester student in the field of biology I recognized that the function of the brain is least understood. Since then I was very much interested in contributing to our knowledge on how information might be stored in neuronal networks and made available at later time for supporting cognitive functions and the control of behavior.

What does your family think you do for a living?

They know that I train students in the field of medicine and perform brain research.