Adema Ribic

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Our laboratory studies how neurons assemble into circuits and how those circuits adapt to the environment. We use state-of-the-art neuroscience tools in the rodent visual system, such as in vivo electrophysiology, 2-photon imaging and manipulation of gene expression in single neurons, to ultimately understand how learning occurs at the level of molecules that build synapses.

If you are interested in joining or rotating in the Ribic Lab, please contact Adema Ribic directly at [email protected].

Selected publications

  • Ribic, A. and Biederer, T. Emerging Roles of Synapse Organizers in the Regulation of Critical Periods. Neural Plasticity, 19, Article ID 1538137
  • Ribic, A., Crair, M.C. and Biederer, T. 2019. Synapse-selective Control of Cortical Maturation and Plasticity by Parvalbumin-autonomous Action of SynCAM 1. Cell Reports 26, 381–393
  • Park, K.A., Ribic, A., Laage Gaup, F.M., Coman, D., Huang, Y., Dulla, C.G., Hyder, F. and Biederer, T. 2016. Hippocampal CA3 Connectivity and Excitability are Controlled by the Synaptic Adhesion Molecule SynCAM 1. J Neurosci 36, 7464-75
  • Ribic, A., Liu, X., Crair, M.C. and Biederer, T. 2014. Structural Organization and Function of Mouse Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapses Involve the Immunoglobulin Protein Synaptic Cell Adhesion Molecule 1. J Comp Neurol 522, 900-920
  • Yee, N., Ribic, A., de Roo, C.C. and Fuchs, E. 2011. Differential Effects of Maternal Immune Activation and Juvenile Stress on Anxiety-Like Behaviour and Physiology in Adult Rats: No Evidence for the "Double-Hit Hypothesis". Behav Brain Res 224, 180-188
  • Ribic, A., Flugge, G., Schlumbohm, C., Matz-Rensing, K., Walter, L. and Fuchs, E. 2011. Activity- Dependent Regulation of MHC Class I Expression in the Developing Primary Visual Cortex of the Common Marmoset Monkey. Behav Brain Funct 7, 1