Miss Alison Comrie joins the group of Professor Peter Somogyi as visiting student for a stay of four months. Alison is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. Neuroscience & Cognitive Sciences degree and a student researcher at Dr Carol Barnes’ laboratory, Neural Systems, Memory, and Aging, University of Arizona. http://www.embi.arizona.edu.
During her time in Professor Peter Somogyi’s laboratory, Alison will participate in a project on ‘Characterizing the molecular expression profiles and connectivity of medial septal/diagonal band neurons and their hippocampal synaptic targets’.
Marco Herrera has been visiting Prof. Jozsef Csicsvari's laboratory between the 14th of December 2010 and 7th of January 2011.Marco is a Research Assistant Professor at Arizona State University at Tempe. He has been learning about the research activities of Prof. Csicsvari's group to initiate collaborations in developing new data analysis methods.
Unit Programme Leader David Dupret, Investigator Scientist Tim Viney, D.Phil. Students Abhilasha Joshi and Eszter Korman, and Visiting Students Alison Comrie and Minas Salib, all enthusiastically served on the MRC stand at the Oxfordshire Science Festival held in Oxford's Bonn Square on Saturday 7th March 2015. The Unit crew was joined by many other MRC-funded staff and students from MRC Harwell. This year, the Unit team led several interactive displays with a special emphasis on brain plasticity, dementia and memory disorders.
Dr. Pablo Henny, a former postdoctoral scientist in Professor Paul Bolam’s Group, has returned to the Unit as a Visiting Scientist for 3 months. During his visit, Pablo will continue work on a project that he started back in the Unit, namely to characterize the axon initial segment of midbrain dopaminergic neurons using electron microscopy.
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.