Cristina Colangelo

Simulation Neuroscience

Cristina Colangelo is a PhD Student in the Circuits team in the Simulation Neuroscience Division.

Cristina is currently working on building models of the neuromodulation of neural microcircuits. Her focus is on developing simulations of cholinergic release in the neocortex which comprises digitally reconstructing cholinergic innervation and its effect on neocortical synapses and cell types.

She has a Masters in Neurobiology from the University of Pavia, Italy and a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Milan, Italy.

Outside of work, she is a fan of any kind of dancing and in 2019, won the award for ‘best presentation’ at the Young Swiss Society for Neuroscience Symposium. 


C. Colangelo, P. Shichkova, D. Keller, H. Markram, S. Ramaswamy. Cellular, synaptic and network effects of acetylcholine in the neocortex. Front Neural Circuits. 2019; 13: 24.

 S. Ramaswamy,  C. Colangelo, H. Markram. Data-Driven Modeling of Cholinergic Modulation of Neural Microcircuits: Bridging Neurons, Synapses and Network Activity. Front. Neural Circuits, 09 October 2018

S. Ramaswamy, EB Muller, C. Colangelo. Distinct Activity Profiles of Somatostatin-Expressing Interneurons in the Neocortex. Front. Cell. Neurosci., 11 September 2017