Welcome to Abhishek Banerjee's Homepage. Abhi is a Neuroscientist at MIT studying Brain Development, Plasticity and Neuropsychiatric Disorders. 

I am studying endogenous properties of single inhibitory interneuron that allows them to serve as information capture and storage devices in the brain. Towards this end, I am performing two-photon imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetic experiments in in vivo cortical circuits, combined with molecular perturbations including genome editing, to identify cellular mechanisms within or between neurons that enable their retention and consolidation of information, integration of sensory inputs, coincidence detection and refinement of topographic sensory maps.