Thomas Bienvenu successfully defended (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners) his D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Functional specialisation of GABAergic cells in the basolateral amygdala" on the 18th of August 2011. Thomas was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. His internal examiner was Dr. Colin Akerman, and his external examiner was Prof. Andreas Luthi from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland.
Miroslawa Manko successfully defended (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners) her D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Role of intercalated and NPY-expressing cells in neuronal circuit of the amygdala" on the 24th of August 2012. Miroslawa was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. Her internal examiner was Dr. Ed Mann (DPAG, Oxford), and her external examiner was Prof. Kaspar Vogt (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland). Miroslawa will start working in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Stoop (Dept.
Gengyu Li successfully defended his doctoral thesis, entitled "Firing of hippocampal neurogliaform cells induces suppression of synaptic inhibition" in his viva voce examination on 12th September 2014. Only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners.
Gengyu's examiners were Dr. Alberto Bacci, ICM Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere CNRS/INSERM Paris, and Dr. Colin J. Akerman, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tim Viney to the Unit. Tim has joined Peter Somogyi's Groupas an MRC Career Development Fellow to explore the spike timing of identified hippocampal neurons in combined electrophysiological and microscopic experiments.
Tim joins us after completing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Botond Roska at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. Tim's PhD project involved studying the structure and function of neural circuits in the retina: "The diverse roles of inhibition in identified neuronal circuits."
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Swiejkowski to the Unit. Daniel has joined Thomas Klausberger's group as an MRC Career Development Fellow to examine temporal relationships between the medial septum, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex.
Daniel completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Wróbel at the Laboratory of the Visual System, Nencki Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, and spent further two years as a member of Professor Paul Heggelund's research groupat the University of Oslo.
Tatjana Lalic successfully defended her D.Phil. thesis, 'Synaptic transmission of hippocampal mossy fibres in health and disease', on the 4th of December 2009. Tatjana was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. Her internal examiner was Dr. Colin Akerman (on the right), and her external was Dr. Urs Gerber from the University of Zurich, Switzerland (on the left).