Petr Znamenskiy

Senior Research Fellow

Petr Znamenskiy studies how the functional properties of cortical neurons emerge from the structure of their connections and aims to identify rules that govern how these connections are established. He is also interested in the molecular mechanisms that give rise to specialized connectivity patterns of different classes of cortical neurons. Characterizing the rules of synaptic connectivity is essential for a mechanistic understanding of computations performed by the brain. Identifying the molecules responsible for implementing these rules will provide important insights into how cortical circuits are shaped during development and disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders.