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Swathi Anil

PhD student

Swathi Anil

Department of Neuroanatomy
Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Albertstraße 17
79104 Freiburg

Tel.:  +49 (0)761-203-5109

Research Topics

  • Modeling activity-dependent synaptic plasticity protocols in recurrent neuronal networks with homeostatic structural plasticity
  • Activity-dependent structural plasticity of spiking neuronal networks Balanced random networks
  • Exploration of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation protocols


  • Neuronal network modeling
  • Large-scale numerical simulations of neuronal networks in NEST
  • Network response dynamics following meaningful stimulation protocols

Academic Background

  • 2020 - present: PhD student, joint supervision by Prof. Andreas Vlachos, Department of Neuroanatomy and Prof. Stefan Rotter, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
  • 2018 - 2019: Research Assistant, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Georg Augusta University, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2016 - 2018: M.Sc. in Neuropsychology, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, India
  • 2012 - 2015: B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Christ University, Bangalore, India