We are glad to welcome second year medical student Tobias Beusnard-Bee from The Queens College, who is going to work in the McIlhinney Lab on his Final Honours School research project under supervision of Dr. Perestenko. Toby will be working on mutagenesis of mouse N-copine and testing its calcium-dependant translocation in cultured mammalian cells and hippocampal neurons.
Masanori is originally from Japan, but has been studying in the UK for over 12 years. He is in his 2nd- 3rd year of Preclinical Medicine studies at Oxford University Medical School (Hertford College) and has joined Dr. R.A.J. McIlhinney laboratory to do FHS research project under supervision of Dr. Pavel Perestenko.
He has a keen interest in Medical Sciences and feels that working in the laboratory is a great way for him to appreciate the stringency of scientific techniques and methods as well as an ideal opportunity to gain specific insight into Neuroscience.
Joseph (Joe) Larvin has returned to the Unit and the group of Pete Magill to pursue his studies on the molecular architecture of globus pallidus neurons. Joe already completed a highly successful Final Honours School research project in the Unit earlier this year, as part of his BMBCH medical degree at the University of Oxford.
We are pleased to welcome Jane Janson to the Unit.
Jane started her career at Nottingham University in 1990, working for the Cancer Studies Unit, and then spent 18 months working with Renasci, an organisation interested in type II diabetes. In 2006, she joined Prof. Sue Watson in a spin-out company from the University of Nottingham.
Jane joins Liz to help run the Unit's Central Services.
Welcome to Katie Rose who joins Paul Bolam's lab for a week of work experience. Katie is about to start her final year for a BSc in psychology at Newcastle University and is keen to see 'neuroscience in action' during this week.