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- Structure-function studies of defective excitatory and inhibitory transmission in neurological disease
- New methods for exquisite control and quantification of amorphous pharmaceuticals
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The entorhinal cortex (EC) is located adjacent to the hippocampus. The EC plays a critical role in physiological processes such as cognition and spatial navigation as well as pathophysiological conditions such as epilepsy. Despite this, relatively little is understood about how EC neuronal excitability is regulated. Voltage-gated ion channels are crucial determinants of action potential firing, synaptic release and synaptic potential generation and integration. This project will investigate the role of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels in influencing EC neuronal activity.
Main Methods and Techniques to be employed
Electrophysiology, acute brain slice preparation, in situ hybridization, shRNA generation and validation, in vivo stereotaxic injections, in vivo extracellular recordings.
For any academic queries please contact the lead supervisor Dr Mala Shah:
This studentship is limited to students with Home/ EU tuition fee status and the preferred start date will be October 2013.
The successful applicant will be expected to have a UK Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology, Biology, Neuroscience or Biophysics, awarded with first or upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institute, or a recognised taught Master’s degree in Electrophysiology is required.
Applications must include CV, personal statement plus the names of two referees and should be sent to Victor Diran.
Closing date of application is 22nd March 2013 but all applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
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