Role of specific interneuron types in cognitive behaviour
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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How does the brain synchronise neural activity to facilitate cognitive processes to occur? This project combines transgenic and DREADD technologies with advanced cognitive testing in mice to assess the requirement of specific interneuron subtypes, including those expressing Parvalbumin, Cholecystokinin, and Somatostatin, to coordinate neuronal cell firing required for complex behaviours such as working memory and attention. Combined with high-resolution electrophysiological recordings, these studies will characterise the role of these cell types in cognitive processing.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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