Université de Strasbourg

Martin Sarter

Martin SarterMartin Sarter is the Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Martin Sarter grew up near the French-German border. He received a Masters degree from the University of Duesseldorf and his Ph.D. in psychology/neurobiology from the University of Konstanz. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, APA, and APS and a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). He is also the co-Editor in-Chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Prof. Sarter's research concerns the neurobiology of attention and related disorders. He is one of the leaders in the area of cholinergic research. Specifically, he demonstrated through choline-sensitive micro-electrodes that changes in concentration of acetylcholine were made much faster than assumed, thus calling into question the notion of "volume transmission" of this neurotransmitter.

Martin Sarter will be in Strasbourg in the second half of May 2014 as part of the USIAS short visits program. Researchers and students who wish to connect to Prof. Sarter can contact Matilde Cordero-Erasquin at cordero [at] unistra.fr

On Thursday 22 May at 11:00, Prof. Sarter will give a special seminar about "Cholinergic control of attention: translational research approaches". The seminar will take place at the INCI Neurochmistry Building (access) and is open to all interested.

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