Cristina Martínez González has successfully defended her D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Topographical organisation of non-cholinergic neurons in the pedunculopontine nucleus" on the 19th of March 2012 (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners).
Cristina was supervised by Prof. Paul Bolam and Dr. Juan Mena-Segovia. Her internal examiner was Dr. Ned Jenkinson, Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and her external examiner was Prof. Philip Winn, Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences at University of Strathclyde.
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).
Our congratulations go to Unit D.Phil student Alessia Manganaro, who successfully defended her D.Phil. thesis, entitled “Functional differentiation along the dorso-ventral axis of the hippocampus”, on Friday 29th May 2014.
Alessia's examiners were Prof David Bannerman (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford) and Dr Colin Lever (Durham University). Alessia was supervised by Prof Jozsef Csicsvari and Prof Peter Somogyi.
Alessia is pictured with Prof Csicsvari, and celebrating with her student colleagues.
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.
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.
Federica Vinciati has joined the Unit as a D.Phil. student, and will work in the group of Pete Magill. The overall aim of Federica's thesis research is to elucidate the cell-type-specific contributions of striatal neurons to abnormal network activity in Parkinsonism. Federica comes to us from the University of Trieste, where her past research was focussed on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in humans to define the role of parietal cortex in the planning of reaching movements.