This Core expands the capabilities of neuroscience research on campus by making available specialized expertise, equipment and assistance to support electrophysiological analyses of signal transduction and synaptic function in cultured cells, tissue slices and zebrafish embryos.

Core Director
Candice Askwith, PhD

Core Manager
Fangli Zhao

Graves Hall

Available Services

  • Technical expertise, equipment and consultation for conducting electrophysiological studies
  • Extracellular or patch clamp recordings to screen for alterations in synaptic transmission, such as measurement of EPSP or EPSC or alteration in LTP or LTD, in cerebellar, hippocampal, hypothalamic and spinal cord slices
  • Electrophysiological studies of voltage- and ligand-channels in isolated or cultured neurons

Please see our Terms of Service and User Fee Structure for specifics regarding use of this core.

User Fees


LTP or LTD (2 animals/day) $350 /day
Whole cell patch clamping $375 /day
Specialized Recording $350 /day
Training $50 /day
Data Analysis $50 /day
Consultation No charge

Equipment Rental:

Extracellular Rig                                       
$50 /day or use
Whole Cell Slice Rig $100 /day or use
Whole Cell Rig $25 /day or use


Publications that have benefitted from electrophysiology core services.

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