Pablo Castillio, MD, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Neuroscience

Dr. Pablo Castillo is the Harold and Muriel Block Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. Dr. Castillo is a world expert in synaptic plasticity, a biological process critically involved in experience-dependent modifications of brain function. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of various forms of activity-dependent plasticity at both excitatory and inhibitory synapses under normal and pathological conditions. In his studies, he combines molecular, genetic, pharmacological and electrophysiological techniques in the mammalian brain. His work has been largely published in top tier journals, and he is the author of several widely cited review articles and book chapters.