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Bernstein Center Freiburg
Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
Hansa-Straße 9A

79104 - Freiburg

+49 761 203 9574
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Dr Arvind Kumar
Computational Neuroscience
European Neuroscience Institute, Freiburg

Research Area

Research Projects

  • Spiking activity propagation in recurrent networks
  • Dynamics of basal-ganglia network (D2 & D8)
  • Neural circuitry of fear conditioning (D10)
  • Entorhinal-hippocampal interaction in epilepsy (C1)

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Fellowships, Awards and Honours

2013            Senior Fellowship Wellcome Trust Dept. of Biotechnology India Alliance (declined)
2012            Member, Teaching and training committee of the International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (until today)
2008            Associated Faculty member F1000 (until today)
2000            Senior research fellowship (Indian Medical Research Council) (until 2002)
1993            National Merit Fellowship (until 1997)


5 Selected Publications

Kumar A., Vlachos I., Aertsen A., Boucsein C. (2013) The challenges of understanding brain function by specific manipulation of neuronal sub-populations. Trends Neurosci., pii: S0166-2236(13)00126-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2013.06.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Vlachos I., Aertsen A., Kumar A. (2012) Implications of network structure on neural activity: Beyond statistical significance. PLoS Comput Biol., 8(1): e1002311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002311.

Kumar A., Cardanobile S., Rotter S., and Aertsen A. (2011) Role of inhibition in generating and controlling Parkinson’s disease related oscillations in the basal ganglia. Front. Syst. Neurosci., 5:86. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2011.00086.

Vlachos I., Herry C., Luethi A., Aertsen A., and Kumar A. (2011) Context dependent encoding of fear and extinction memories in a large-scale network model of the basal amygdala. PLoS Comput. Biol., 7(3): e1001104. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001104. 

Kremkow J., Aertsen A., and Kumar A. (2010) Gating of signal propagation in spiking neural networks by balanced and correlated excitation and inhibition. J Neurosci., 30: 15760-15768.

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