Torkel Hafting

Associate Professor - Division of Physiology
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Visiting address Domus Medica
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Neural circuits
  • Memory
  • Perception
Perineuronal nets stabilize long-term memories (Thompson et al., PNAS 2018). Synapses (green) surrounded by perineuronal nets (red) Foto: Kristian Lensjø, Hafting-Fyhn Lab.

Teaching

Higher education and employment history

Education:

  • 2005: Dr.Scient. in physiology, University of Oslo.
  • 1998: MSc in physiology, University of Oslo.
  • 1996: Arctic biology, The Unversity Centre in Svalbard.
  • 1995: Bachelor in Biology, University of Oslo.

Positions:

  • 2010-2013: Group leader, Institute of Biosciences, UiO
  • 2008-2010:  Postoc, University of California San Francisco
  • 2002-2008: Postdoc, Centre for the Biology of Memory, NTNU

Honoraria

  • 2008: Fulbright scholar fellowship.
  • 2007: Nansen-award. Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters prize for young researchers.
  • 2006: I.K. Lykkes award. Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters prize for young researchers in natural Sciences.

Collaboration

Tags: Brain and nervous system, Neuroscience, Life science, Memory, Cortex, Plasticity

Publications

  • Lepperød, Mikkel Elle; Dragly, Svenn-Arne; Buccino, Alessio Paolo; Mobarhan, Milad; Malthe-Sørensen, Anders; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2020). Experimental Pipeline (Expipe): A Lightweight Data Management Platform to Simplify the Steps From Experiment to Data Analysis. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.  ISSN 1662-5196. . doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2020.00030 Show summary
  • Christensen, Ane Charlotte; Lepperød, Mikkel; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Dragly, Svenn-Arne; Blackstad, Jan Sigurd Beddari; Fyhn, Marianne & Hafting, Torkel (2019). Perineuronal nets stabilize the grid cell network. bioRxiv - the preprint server for biology. . doi: 10.1101/796342
  • Raheel, Tayyaba Qureshi; Sørensen, Christina; Berghuis, Paul; Jensen, Vidar; Dobszay, Marton B.; Farkas, Tamás; Dalen, Knut Tomas; Guo, Caiying; Hassel, Bjørnar; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Hvalby, Øyvind Christian; Hafting, Torkel; Harkany, Tibor; Fyhn, Marianne & Chaudhry, Farrukh Abbas (2019). The glutamine transporter Slc38a1 regulates GABAergic neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity. Cerebral Cortex.  ISSN 1047-3211.  29(12), s 5166- 5179 . doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz055 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Buccino, Alessio Paolo; Lepperød, Mikkel Elle; Dragly, Svenn-Arne; Häfliger, Philipp; Fyhn, Marianne & Hafting, Torkel (2018). Open source modules for tracking animal behavior and closed-loop stimulation based on Open Ephys and Bonsai. Journal of Neural Engineering.  ISSN 1741-2560.  15, s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/aacf45 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Dragly, Svenn-Arne; Mobarhan, Milad; Lepperød, Mikkel Elle; Tennøe, Simen; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2018). Experimental directory structure (Exdir): An alternative to HDF5 without introducing a new file format. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.  ISSN 1662-5196.  12 . doi: 10.3389/fninf.2018.00016
  • Mobarhan, Milad; Halnes, Geir; Martínez-Cañada, Pablo; Hafting, Torkel; Fyhn, Marianne & Einevoll, Gaute (2018). Firing-rate based network modeling of the dLGN circuit: Effects of cortical feedback on spatiotemporal response properties of relay cells. PLoS Computational Biology.  ISSN 1553-734X.  14(5) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006156 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Rowlands, Daire; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Dinh, Tovy; Yang, Sujeon; Andrews, Melissa; Hafting, Torkel; Fyhn, Marianne; Fawcett, James W. & Dick, Gunnar (2018). Aggrecan directs extracellular matrix mediated neuronal plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience.  ISSN 0270-6474.  38(47), s 10102- 10113 . doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1122-18.2018 Show summary

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  • Hagen, Espen; Stasik, Alexander Johannes; Billeh, Yazan N.; Siegle, Joshua H.; Dai, Kael; Rimehaug, Atle Eskeland; Ness, Torbjørn V; Røe, Malin Benum; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel; Koch, Christof; Olsen, Shawn R.; Einevoll, Gaute & Arkhipov, Anton (2019). Comparing spikes and the local field potential (LFP) in V1 between experimental data and a comprehensive biophysical model.
  • Hagen, Espen; Stasik, Alexander Johannes; Billeh, Yazan; Siegle, Joshua H.; Dai, Kael; Rimehaug, Atle Eskeland; Ness, Torbjørn V; Røe, Malin Benum; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel; Koch, Christof; Olsen, Shawn R.; Einevoll, Gaute & Arkhipov, Anton (2019). Comparing spikes and the local field potential (LFP) in V1 between experimental data and a comprehensive biophysical model.
  • Røe, Malin Benum; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Mobarhan, Milad; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Einevoll, Gaute; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2019). Stable orientation tuning in the freely moving rat: Movement-robust orientation-selective neurons in the deep layers of the primary visual cortex.
  • Røe, Malin Benum; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Mobarhan, Milad; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Einevoll, Gaute; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2019). Stable orientation tuning in the freely moving rat: Movement-robust orientation-selective neurons in the deep layers of the primary visual cortex.
  • Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel & Einevoll, Gaute (2018). Behavioural state and neuronal activity: how the freely moving paradigm can uncover novel response characteristics..
  • Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Røe, Malin Benum; Mobarhan, Milad; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Stöber, Tristan Manfred; Einevoll, Gaute; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2018). Orientation selectivity in the freely moving rat: Movement-robust orientation-selectivity (MROS) of units in the deep layers of the rat visual cortex.
  • Dragly, Svenn-Arne; Mobarhan, Milad; Lepperød, Mikkel Elle; Tennøe, Simen; Stasik, Alexander Johannes; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2018). Exdir An alternative to HDF5 that uses Numpy files for data, YAML for metadata and simple directories to define the hierarchy.
  • Grødem, Sverre; Sandvik, Guro Katrine; Hazen, Jennifer; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2018). A CRISPR-Cas9 platform for genetic perturbations of brain extracellular matrix regulators in vivo.
  • Hafting, Torkel (2018). Brain plasticity an perineuronal nets.
  • Hafting, Torkel (2018). Brain plasticity, perineuronal nets and long-term memories.
  • Hazen, Jennifer; Wigestrand, Mattis B; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Tully, Annabelle; Dinh, Tovy; Lepperød, Mikkel; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2018). Lateral hypothalamic area projection neurons contribute to an innate freezing response.
  • Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Rowlands, Daire; Dinh, Tovy; Thompson, Elise Holter; Andrews, Melissa; Hafting, Torkel; Fawcett, James; Dick, Gunnar & Fyhn, Marianne (2018). Conditional knock-out of the Acan gene removes perineuronal nets in adult mice and induces life-long brian plasticity.
  • Røe, Malin Benum; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Mobarhan, Milad; Lensjø, Kristian Kinden; Einevoll, Gaute; Hafting, Torkel & Fyhn, Marianne (2018). Movement-resistant orientation selectivity of cells in the deep layers of the rat visual cortex.

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Published Nov. 11, 2013 9:41 AM - Last modified Aug. 21, 2020 12:22 PM