Dr. Baljit Khakh is a Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of California Los Angeles and is a Visiting Scientist at the Janella Research Campus. He received his Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, during his graduate studies he spent time at the acclaimed Geneva Biomedical Research Institute. His postdoctoral work with Dr. Graeme Henderson was followed by a fellowship at the California Institute of Technology with Drs. Henry A. Lester and Norman Davidson. He returned to Cambridge in the Division of Neurobiology before moving to his current institution. Dr. Khakh’s prolific career has extended the understanding of astrocytes and their role in regulation of brain function and a new direction investigating hippocampal circuit excitability and signaling. Because of this, he has won several awards for his work. His group is a leader in the field for their research but also in developing cutting edge technology, much of which is available on the laboratory website (http://www.physiology.ucla.edu/Labs/khakh/astrocytetools.htm). Dr. Khakh’s perspective and more can be found in a comprehensive interview with UCLA U Magazine (https://www.uclahealth.org/u-magazine/expanded-interview-baljit-s-khakh-phd).
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