Thomas David Fischer joins the Capogna lab as a student visitor to help with the anatomical characterisation of recorded neurons of the amygdala. David is a medical student at the University of Innsbruck. In Oxford, he will be also involved in clinical rotations (8 weeks each) with Prof. Chapman (Dept. Internal Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital) and Prof. Peter Brown (Dept Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital) supported by the Erasmus Program.
Michael Crump successfully defended his doctoral thesis, entitled "Diverse firing patterns of neurons of the medial septum and their hippocampal targets", in his viva voce examination on 9th September 2014. Only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners.
Michael's examiners were Prof. Francesco Ferraguti, Institute of Pharmacology, University of Innsbruck, and Prof. Trevor Sharp, Professor of Neuroscience, Dept. of Pharmacology, 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.
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.
A warm welcome to Judith van Alden, a MSc student in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London carrying out a research project in Prof. Bolam's lab, under the supervision of Dr. Mena-Segovia. Judith will be studying the brainstem neuronal pathways affected in animal models of Parkinson's disease using immunohistochemical and stereological techniques.
Limbic encephalitis (LE) is a CNS disease characterized by subacuteonset of memory loss and epileptic seizures. The paper shows that LEantibodies enhance the excitability of hippocampal CA3 pyramidal cellsproviding a cellular mechanism for the disease phenotype. This resulthas been obtained through a collaborative effort between group of MarcoCapogna, at our MRC Unit and the group of Angela Vincent at theWeatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine of the John Radcliffe Hospital.