Aygul Balcioglu, PhD

Instructor of Neurology
Harvard Medical
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology


1986-1988: Masters in Pharmacology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

1989-1995: Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA

1996-1999: Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Supported by:



Effects of VNS (vagal nerve stimulation) on glutamate release by CSD (cortical spreading depression).; Thalamic innervation of pyramidal neurons in cortical layer 2/3

Notable contributions to science:

Quantifying synaptic molecules using electrochemical detections i.e. nitric oxide, dopamine, glutamate

Defining in-vivo phenotypes for disease models of transgenic mouse lines, i.e. Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, migraine

Describing thalamic innervation of pyramidal neurons in cortical layer 2/3 using two-photon microscopy


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