Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University (2015)

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All Publications

  • Tapping the Brakes: Cellular and Synaptic Mechanisms that Regulate Thalamic Oscillations NEURON Fogerson, P. M., Huguenard, J. R. 2016; 92 (4): 687-704


    Thalamic oscillators contribute to both normal rhythms associated with sleep and anesthesia and abnormal, hypersynchronous oscillations that manifest behaviorally as absence seizures. In this review, we highlight new findings that refine thalamic contributions to cortical rhythms and suggest that thalamic oscillators may be subject to both local and global control. We describe endogenous thalamic mechanisms that limit network synchrony and discuss how these protective brakes might be restored to prevent absence seizures. Finally, we describe how intrinsic and circuit-level specializations among thalamocortical loops may determine their involvement in widespread oscillations and render subsets of thalamic nuclei especially vulnerable to pathological synchrony.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.024

    View details for Web of Science ID 000388572700007

    View details for PubMedID 27883901

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5131525

  • Catching a wave. eLife Fogerson, P. M., Huguenard, J. R. 2016; 5


    Temporary circuits amplify spontaneous activity in the visual system of neonatal rats.

    View details for DOI 10.7554/eLife.21236

    View details for PubMedID 27725090

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5059133

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