Louis Toth

Assistant Professor histology, endocrinology, neuroscience, visual systems, education

  • Title Assistant Professor

    histology, endocrinology, neuroscience, visual systems, education

Louis Toth holds a SB in Aeronautical Engineering, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Working under Mriganka Sur, Dr. Toth used various techniques to study plasticity in the adult mammalian visual system. These techniques included single-unit recording, histology of functional maps, direct imaging of intrinsic signals, and in vivo whole cell recording. Dr. Toth completed postdoctoral work with John Assad in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. His work there, using single-unit recording in trained primates, involved studying how, at a neuronal level, a learned behavior influences the processing of sensory stimuli; in other words, how do individual neurons influence which of many behavioral outputs is produced upon receiving a certain sensory stimulus. Dr. Toth has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota, where he has applied novel high-field MRI techniques to study neural activity.

Dr. Toth joined the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology as faculty in 2002. Dr. Toth is course director of the Cells, Organs and Tissues course and also teaches as lecturer and lab instructor of a variety of graduate and medical school anatomy and neuroscience courses. He is also a member of the Vesalius Practicum Committee and Chairs the GMS Academic Policy Committee.

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