Welcome to Chad Johnson who is taking over from Ben Micklem as the Imaging Research Technician. Chad is originally from New Zealand where he completed his Masters degree at Massey University in Palmerston North studying genetic damage of nuclear weapons tests in navy veterans. He continued in genetics at Massey as a research technician/lab manager studying cell cycle and mitochondrial mutants of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. For the past 3 years he has been an optical microscopy technician at Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Prakash Guna has joined Dr Jeff McIlhinney' group as a Research Technician.
We are pleased to welcome Szabolcs Biró who has joining Professor Somogyi’s lab as a Research Technician. Szabolcs has recently completed his BSc degree at the Budapest University of Technology & Economics as a biochemical engineer.
Lisa joined the Basal Ganglia Labs as Research Technician at the beginning of February 2013.
Lisa has many years of experience in different labs both in this University and in other universities across the UK. Her most recent position was at York University where she worked in the teaching laboratories. She also spent seven years working the Natural History Museum here in Oxford.
Lisa will run the Basal Ganglia labs and help in the processing of tissue for Programmes 6 & 7. She will also be providing support to Liz Norman.
We are pleased to welcome Eszter Kormann to the Unit. Eszter has joined Professor Peter Somogyi’s lab on a short term appointment as a Research Technician. She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University with a Psychology BA in 2013.
She has gained teaching experience and has worked as an assistant lecturer and research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her projects involved psychophysiological tests on human subject, EEG and ECG analyses.
We are pleased to welcome Dr Hua Zhang, Dr Jennifer Kaufling, and Dr Natalie Doig to the Unit. Hua has joined us as a Research Technician, and Jenny and Natalie have joined the Unit as Postdoctoral Scientists. They will work in the group of Peter Magill, and their research shares the broad aim of defining the neuronal substrates of a functional dichotomy in the external globus pallidus of the dopamine-intact brain.