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The European Brain Research Institute Rome
Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64

00143 - Rome


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Dr Alberto Bacci
Cellular Neurophysiology
The European Brain Research Institute in Rome

Research Area

Functional relevance of different neuron subtypes in the neocortex. Properties of their connections and their contribution to various network activities within cortical micro-circuits.


Marinelli S, Pacioni S, Cannich A, Marsicano G, Bacci A. Self-modulation of neocortical pyramidal neurons by endocannabinoids. (2009) Nat Neurosci. 12:1488-90

Marinelli S, Pacioni S, Bisogno T, Di Marzo V, Prince DA, Huguenard JR, Bacci A. The endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol is responsible for the slow self-inhibition in neocortical interneurons. (2008) J. Neurosci. 28:13532-41

Bacci A, Huguenard JR. Enhancement of spike precision by autaptic transmission in neocortical inhibitory interneurons. (2006) Neuron 49:119-30.

Bacci A, Huguenard JR, Prince DA. (2004) Long-lasting self-inhibition of neocortical interneurons mediated by endocannabinoids. Nature 431:312-316.

Bacci A, Rudolph U, Huguenard JR, Prince DA. (2003) Major differences in inhibitory synaptic transmission onto two neocortical interneuron subclasses. J. Neurosci. 23:9664-9674.

Bacci A, Huguenard JR, Prince DA (2003) Functional autaptic neurotransmission in fast-spiking interneurons: a novel form of feedback inhibition in the neocortex. J. Neurosci. 23:859-66.

Technical Expertise

Brain slice electrophysiology

Confocal microscopy