The Neuro Team
Thomas Stroh, PhD
Dr. Stroh studies these phenomena both in vivo and in cell culture, using standard cell lines, which he transfects with combinations of recombinant receptors and accessory proteins involved in intracellular trafficking, as well as cells endogenously expressing somatostatin receptors. He applies a combination of biochemical, cell biological and neuroanatomical methods to these studies, placing a particular emphasis on the combination of light and electron microscopic approaches with receptor binding techniques to correlate anatomy with function. The goal of these studies is to better understand the mechanisms which regulate this plasticity in cellular sensitivity to transmitters, peptides, and drugs.Dr. Stroh also supervises the MNI Microscopy Unit. This comprises common microscopic equipment of the MNI such as confocal microscopes, laser micromanipulation, and stereologic equipment.