Professor Marco Capogna

PROMEMO PI, Prof. Marco Capogna, sadly passed away on 2 Dec 2022. 

He was a highly valued friend and colleague, and in true meaning an inspiration to us all. He is deeply missed.

Marcos research

Amygdala-hippocampal-cortical circuits in health and disease

The overarching aim of the research activities was to define the neuronal circuits of the human and rodent cerebral cortex and connected subcortical areas, as they are cellular regulators of cognitive process in health and disease. Marco strived to define what neuronal circuitry guides emotional-dependent learning and memory, and how it is modified in animal models of fear and anxiety disorders.

To achieve this goal his lab investigated the structure and the function of various neuron types in the rodent amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Major focus was on GABAergic neuron types because of their critical role in controlling circuits activity and because of their diversity. He also investigated the structure, function, communication and responses to drugs of neurons in the human cerebral cortex, the largest and most frequently affected brain area in disease.

His lab members are integrated into other PROMEMO labs while they carry on their research and finalize the ongoing projects.

Words in memoriam

Words from PROMEMO PIs:

Obituary in European Journal of Neuroscience:

Obituary in Stiften: