We are pleased to welcome Michael Crump as a visiting student to Professor Somogyi's lab. Michael has just graduated from University of Leeds where he did BSc Neuroscience and spent his industrial placement year working in the laboratory of Dr Steven Younkin at the Mayo Clinic Florida (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jacksonville/). He will become a Probationary Research Student studying towards a DPhil from October 2010 and explore septo-hippocampal relationships under the joint supervision of Peter Somogyi and Damien Lapray.
We are delighted to welcome back István Lukács, a visiting student from the Medical University of Targu Mures, Romania to Peter Somogyi's lab for a month long visit. Istvan was a previous winner of Oxford Cajal Scholarship scheme. He joins the project on the defining neuronal spatio-temporal relationships in the septo-hippocampal system.
Natalie Doig delivered a short presentation of her results, part of the transfer process from Probationary Research Student to DPhil status. In recognition of the excellent standard of her presentation, she was awarded the Paton Prize. This prize is awarded each year to the student who gives the best transfer talk in the Department of Pharmacology, and is in memory of Professor Sir William Paton.
The Paton Prize is awarded each year to the student who gives the best transfer talk in the Department of Pharmacology at the end of their second year of doctoral studies, and is in memory of Professor Sir William Paton previous head of the Department.
In recognition of their excellent standard of presentation Linda Katona and Chloe Lim were awarded jointly the 2012 Paton Prize.
Dr Rahul Shah graduated with honours from Leicester Medical School in 2010 and joins the unit from Southampton General Hospital where he is an Academic Foundation Doctor in Neurosurgery. During his medical degree he intercalated a BSc in the Neural Plasticity Lab under Robert Pawlak, and undertook electives at the University of Cape Town and Mayo Clinic Rochester.