Danai Katsanevaki

Understanding the function and information processing of cortical circuits during behavior.

Dr Danai Katsanevaki

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Hugh Robson Building 

George Square 


Contact details

 Email: d.katsanevaki@ed.ac.uk

 Web: Rochefort Lab


Personal Profile 

  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Edinburgh: 2018 - present.
  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh: 2013 - 2018.
  • MSc in Integrative Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh: 2012 - 2013.


My current work aims at understanding the function and information processing of cortical circuits during behaviour. I have a particular interest in cell-type specific interrogation of these processes in animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disability, autism and childhood epilepsy.

Relevant Publications 

Henschke*, J. U., Dylda*, E., Katsanevaki*, D., Dupuy, N., Currie, S., Amvrosiadis, T., Pakan*, J., & Rochefort*, N. (2020). Reward association enhances stimulus-specific representations in primary visual cortex. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.018

Barnes SA, Wijetunge LS, Jackson AD*, Katsanevaki D*, Osterweil EK*, Komiyama NH, Grant SGN, Bear MF, Nägerl VU, Kind PC and Wyllie DJA. Convergence of Hippocampal Pathophysiology in Syngap+/-­ and Fmr1-­/y Mice. J Neurosci (2015). PMCID: PMC4642239.

Till SM, Asiminas A, Jackson AD*, Katsanevaki D*, Barnes SA, Osterweil EK, Bear MF, Chattarji S, Wood ER, Wyllie DJA and Kind PC. Conserved hippocampal cellular pathophysiology but distinct behavioural deficits in a new rat model of FXS. Hum Mol Genetics (2015). PMCID: PMC4599667.

* equal contribution.