Three sentence research synopsis: I am interested in cellular and network mechanisms involved in neuronal rhythmogenesis. During physiological activity (e.g. sleep) or as a result of neural impairments (e.g. epilepsy), rhythmic electrical activity appears across large areas of the thalamocortical system. I investigate cellular signals that control the generation and distribution of such activity using a combination of two-photon laser scanning microscopy, calcium and sodium imaging, and cellular electrophysiology.