Our Congratulations go to Ruth, who successfully defended her thesis entitled “A Molecular, Anatomical and Developmental Account of Copine -6 Protein Expression in the Rodent Brain” yesterday. Her examiners were Dr Nicoletta Tekki-Kessaris (Reader in Developmental Neuroscience, UCL) and Prof Zoltan Molnar (Prof. of Developmental Neuroscience, University of Oxford). Ruth is pictured outside the Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit with her examiners, her supervisor Jeff McIlhinney and the Unit Director Prof Peter Somogyi.
Natalie Doig successfully defended her thesis entitled "Cortical and thalamic innervation of the striatum" on the 29th May 2012. Minor corrections have been requested by the examiners.
Natalie was supervised by Professor Paul Bolam. Her internal examiner was Zoltán Molnár, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Cerebral cortical development; and her external examiner was Enrico Bracci, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester.
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.
Linda Katona successfully defended her doctoral thesis, entitled "The role of cell-type selective synaptic connections in rhythmic neuronal network activity in the hippocampus", in her viva voce examination on 13th August 2014. Only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners.
Her examiners were Prof. Kenneth Harris, Professor of Quantative Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL and Dr. Simon Butt, Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford.
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.
Ruth has joined Jeff McIlhinney's lab as an MRC-funded DPhil student. Ruth holds a BSc in Neuroscience from UCL, where she carried out her final year dissertation at the Institute of Neurology, concentrating on the role of microglial activation in neuroinflammatory disease. Last year Ruth successfully completed the MSc in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, where she initially joined Jeff's lab in order to carry out her thesis on the expression and distribution of Copine-6 in brain during development.