The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Luscher lab

Bernhard Luscher's lab studies the structure and function of GABAergic inhibitory synapses.
gephyrin and NL-2 in a cultured neuron

gephyrin and NL-2 in a cultured neuron

In the Luscher lab we use biochemical, immunohistochemical and genetic approaches in cultured neurons and mutant mice to elucidate the structure and function of GABAergic inhibitory synapses. We are also  interested in how functional deficits in these synapses contribute to neurological and mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, epilepsy, neuropathic pain and drug addiction.