Stefan Krueger

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Curriculum Advisor

Related information

Phone: 902-494-1614
Mailing Address: 
5-F, Tupper Building, 5850 College Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Neuroscience
  • Cellular neurophysiology
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Neurotransmitter release
  • Cellular imaging


  • Diploma (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • PhD (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • PDF (Yale University, United States)

Research interests

Dr. Krueger’s research interests include synaptic transmission and plasticity. His research program focuses on the identification of structural and molecular processes leading to long-term changes of neurotransmitter release from CNS neurons. Dr. Krueger is also investigating mechanisms controlling the development of glutamatergic and GABAergic synapses.

Selected publications

  • Matz J, Gilyan A, Kolar A, McCarvill T, Krueger SR Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8836.
  • Krueger SR and Fitzsimonds, RM. Physiology 21:346-35
  • Krueger SR, Kolar A, Fitzsimonds RM. Neuron 40:945.

Selected awards and honours

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) 2005-2014


  • PHYL 4000 / NESC 4185 Synaptic function and plasticity
  • Contributions to PHYL 1400, PHYL 2031, NESC 2570, NESC 6100