Dr Melanie Ludlow has joined the McIlhinney group for two years to investigate potential modulator binding sites on the AMPA receptor. Following on from her PhD studies Melanie has just completed a post-doctoral position at Leicester University, studying the function of P2X receptors in Dictyostelium discoideum.
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.
Megan is joining the Bolam Group as the Girdlers' New Zealand HRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research will focus on the analysis of populations of striatal interneurons, initially by electron microscopy.
Megan completed her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, under the supervision of Associate Professor Michelle Glass. Her research has centred around the endocannabinoid system in Huntington's disease, in both transgenic mice and post-mortem human tissue, to evaluate the putative pathological nature of changes occurring in this neuromodulatory system.
Dr Gunes Unal was awarded the Blaschko Fellowship of the Department of Pharmacology and has joined Professor Somogyi’s laboratory as a postdoctoral scientist for two years. He will join the work on analysing neuronal circuits contributing to the cell type specific firing patterns during rhythmic cortical activity.
We are pleased to welcome back Timea Szabadi to the Unit. She has joined Professor Peter Somogyi’s group for a short stay. During her time in the Unit she will explore signaling mechanisms in the brain in relation to rhythmic networks activity in the hippocampus.
She will carry out immunohistochemistry for the characterization of neurons recorded in vivo. Timea has just graduated as an MD from University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Targu Mure, Romania and from September she will join Professor Zoltan Nusser’s lab as a PhD student. www.koki.hu.