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Dieter JaegerProfessor

The Jaeger Lab

Lab Location:  Rollins 2168
Lab Phone:       404-727-1320



  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990

Research Area

  • Neuroscience
  • Computational Biology

Graduate Program Affiliation

  • Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering
  • Neuroscience

Research Description

We are interested in how rhythmic motor patterns are generated and modulated by the central nervous system. We study the heartbeat network of medicinal leeches as a model because the interneurons and motor neurons that control the hearts have been identified and are experimentally accessible for electrophysiological analyses, and the quantitative data generated lends itself to computational modeling and hybrid-systems analyses.

Research Lab Description

We study detailed realistic single-cell models in conjunction with slice and in vivo electrophysiology to examine computational properties of cerebellar and basal ganglia networks.