Stephanie Rudolph is an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
She completed her doctoral training with Jacques Wadiche at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Peter Jonas at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She used electrophysiology to investigate the impact of neuronal activity patterns on the kinetics of neurotransmitter release. Rudolph then shifted her focus to the inhibitory circuits that shape cerebellar output. In Wade Regehr’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School, she began using a combination of 2-photon imaging and electrophysiology to study the intrinsic and synaptic properties of interneurons that control the integration of multisensory input in the cerebellum.
Her recent work has focused on how a slow and persistent form of GABAergic inhibition that is disrupted in many neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders shapes anxiety-like, social, and parental behaviors. In her new lab, Rudolph will investigate how context-dependent neuromodulators shape cerebellar function to regulate social behavior and aggression, and unravel the long-range circuits that enable the cerebellum to interact with other brain areas.