Dr. Dan Alin Ganea received his B.Sc. in Biotechnology and Food Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel in 2011. He earned his M.Sc. in Neurobiology and Ethology from the Department of Neurobiology at the Haifa University, Israel. Next, he did his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Biology at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. There he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Florent Haiss and studied state-dependent processing of cortical activity and the implications of thalamocortical adaptation in the somatosensory system on task performance. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Biomedicine Department at the University of Basel working in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Jan Grundemann. His current research focuses on mechanisms of plasticity and the manner these are integrated at the level of network activity in shaping and permitting stable representations of learning and ultimately task performance in mice.