New faculty member Flavio Frohlich joins department

Flavio Frohlich, PhD, will hold a joint appointment in Cell and Molecular Physiology. His primary appointment is in the Department of Psychiatry. He also joins the faculty of the Neuroscience Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

New faculty member Flavio Frohlich joins department click to enlarge Dr. Flavio Frohlich

June 2011 - Assistant Professor Flavio Frohlich, PhD, joins the UNC School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, with appointments in  the Neuroscience Center, Biomedical Engineering and Cell and Molecular Physiology.

Dr. Frohlich studied electrical engineering at Imperial College in London and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich prior to receiving his PhD in computational neurobiology from the University of California San Diego, where he worked with Dr. Terrence Sejnowski and Dr. Massimo Scanziani.  He then went to Yale for postdoctoral studies with Dr. David McCormick.

Frohlich lab research interests are "to understand cortical network dynamics and to become a key contributor to the fields of network neuroscience and brain stimulation. We combine electrophysiology, computational modeling, and engineering principles to investigate how cortical networks generate physiological and pathological activity states and how perturbations can be used to modulate these states. We aim for a rapid translation of our research into the clinical domain for treatment of patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders."

Read more about the Frohlich lab here.