Daniel Uhlrich, PhD
Position title: Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research Policy, UW-Madison
Phone: (608) 262-8465
1215 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
- Professor, Department of Neuroscience
BA, 1978, Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
PhD, 1983, Experimental Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1983-1986, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Daniel Uhlrich currently serves as Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research Policy at UW-Madison. In his neuroscience research, Dr. Uhlrich is interested in neural modulation of visual signals in the thalamus as well as photosensitive epilepsy. The thalamus is the location where ascending visual signals destined for cerebral cortex for perception can be modified as a function of behavioral states. The thalamus also acts as an intermediary for cortico-cortical communication. Dr. Uhlrich’s research aims to understand the anatomical and electrophysiological bases of these processes using neuroanatomical and immunohistochemical light and electron microscopic methods and single- and multi-unit electrophysiological recordings with activation of specific neuromodulatory projections.
Thalamo-cortical neural circuitry is also involved in the generation of normal brain rhythms that occur across the sleep wake cycle and in the pathological rhythms of absence (petit mal) epilepsy. Absence seizures can be triggered by flashing visual stimuli, and Dr. Uhlrich’s lab is studying the thalamic mechanisms that lead to the onset of these phototriggered seizures.
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