Prakash Guna has joined Dr Jeff McIlhinney' group as a Research Technician.
He obtained an MSc in Biotechnology from University of East London at September 2007. After completing this he joined Prof Ilan Davis' lab at Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, as a Research Technician. Here he was working on the project of ‘mRNA localization at the neuromuscular Junction in Drosophila’. The main focus of the research was to identify localized mRNA in the neuromuscular junction of Drosophila and the work involved fly genetics, molecular biological techniques, microscopy and overall lab maintenances as well as supervising the fly media facility that supplies 12 different groups in the University. He was promoted twice during his tenure and was appointed as a Senior Research Technician in 2010 and in early 2012 appointed as a Drosophila Genetic Technician.
Welcome to Chad Johnson who is taking over from Ben Micklem as the Imaging Research Technician. Chad is originally from New Zealand where he completed his Masters degree at Massey University in Palmerston North studying genetic damage of nuclear weapons tests in navy veterans. He continued in genetics at Massey as a research technician/lab manager studying cell cycle and mitochondrial mutants of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. For the past 3 years he has been an optical microscopy technician at Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
We are pleased to welcome Eszter Kormann to the Unit. Eszter has joined Professor Peter Somogyi’s lab on a short term appointment as a Research Technician. She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University with a Psychology BA in 2013.
She has gained teaching experience and has worked as an assistant lecturer and research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her projects involved psychophysiological tests on human subject, EEG and ECG analyses.
We are pleased to welcome Szabolcs Biró who has joining Professor Somogyi’s lab as a Research Technician. Szabolcs has recently completed his BSc degree at the Budapest University of Technology & Economics as a biochemical engineer.
Lisa joined the Basal Ganglia Labs as Research Technician at the beginning of February 2013.
Lisa has many years of experience in different labs both in this University and in other universities across the UK. Her most recent position was at York University where she worked in the teaching laboratories. She also spent seven years working the Natural History Museum here in Oxford.
Lisa will run the Basal Ganglia labs and help in the processing of tissue for Programmes 6 & 7. She will also be providing support to Liz Norman.