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Olesia Bilash

After completing my BSc at McGill University, I joined the Neuroscience Institute at NYU as a PhD student. With my background being in cell biology and neuroscience, I am curious to understand how neurons behave at an individual level and how they function collectively, in order to form the circuits that control important aspects of our everyday lives. In the Basu lab, I am using slice electrophysiology (whole cell patch clamping and optogenetics) to characterize the reciprocal projections between CA1 and the lateral and medial entorhinal cortices. One detail at a time, I hope to contribute to our understanding of the hippocampus’s role in learning and memory.