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Research interests

I use computational and mathematical modeling to study synapses, neurons, circuits, and how the brain works.

  • Synaptic plasticity and long-term memory
    Spike-timing-dependent plasticity, memory consolidation, biochemical signalling.
    What computational functions do molecular signals perform for memory?
  • Neural data analysis tools
    Developing analysis tools for "big" neural circuit recording data.
    How can we analyse the activity of more than ~10 neurons at a time?
  • Fragile-X Syndrome and Autism
    What is different about neural circuits in the autistic brain? How does this affect neural coding?

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Research Output

  • 11 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Short survey (Academic Journal)

Simplicity, Flexibility, and Interpretability in a Model of Dendritic Protein Distributions

O'Donnell, C., 25 Sep 2019, In : Neuron. 103, 6, p. 950-952 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Beyond excitation/inhibition imbalance in multidimensional models of neural circuit changes in brain disorders

    O'Donnell, C., Gonçalves, J. T., Portera-Cailliau, C. & Sejnowski, T. J., 11 Oct 2017, In : eLife. 6, e26724.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 21 Citations (Scopus)
    251 Downloads (Pure)

    Distance-dependent gradient in NMDAR-driven spine calcium signals along tapering dendrites

    Walker, A. S., Neves, G., Grillo, F., Jackson, R. E., Rigby, M., O'Donnell, C., Lowe, A. S., Vizcay-Barrena, G., Fleck, R. A. & Burrone, J., 7 Mar 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 10, p. E1986-E1995

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    219 Downloads (Pure)