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.
Pablo is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, where he is responsible for the courses in Human Neuroanatomy. He is also head of the Neuroanatomy Laboratory, and has a special interest in dopaminergic neurons and motoneurons. His visit and project are co-funded by a grant from the Chilean Agency for Science and Technology (FONDEYCT/CONICYT) and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Welcome back to Dr. Pablo Henny. Pablo, who spent three years working on dopamine neurons in the Unit, returns to the Unit for 3-week visit. Pablo will analyse in the electron microscope material that he generated while here in Oxford. He is interested in the axon initial segments of dopamine neurons.
Dr Pablo Henny joined the Unit in December 2006, and returned to his home country of Chile last month. As well as his appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, he was also awarded a grant from National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research (FONDECYT).
Dr Marco Canepari visits Marco Capogna’s lab to optically record back-propagating action potential with calcium and voltage-imaging in interneurons of hippocampal slices. This ongoing collaboration joins visitor’s expertise in high-resolution imaging techniques with the expertise of Marco Capogna on synaptic inhibition and interneuron physiology. Marco Canepari is a senior scientist at the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, Inserm, France. His visit to Oxford is supported by a short-term travel grant by the Physiological Society UK.
We welcome the return of Professor Limei Zhang from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico for a short visit to Peter Somogyi. She will evalutate peptidergic subcortical innervation of the rodent hippocampus. Prof. Zhang has spent several years in the Unit previously and published papers from collaborative studies.
We are delighted to welcome back István Lukács, a visiting student from the Medical University of Targu Mures, Romania to Peter Somogyi's lab for a month long visit. Istvan was a previous winner of Oxford Cajal Scholarship scheme. He joins the project on the defining neuronal spatio-temporal relationships in the septo-hippocampal system.