Excitatory-inhibitory imbalance on neural networks responsible for reward-based learning

Research Opportunity
Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Jess Nithianantharajah jess.n@florey.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Simon Fisher

Summary The Synapse Biology & Cognition Laboratory is focused on understanding the critical role synaptic genes and proteins play in establishing and regulating the coordinated wiring and connectivity in the brain, that enables complex cognition and higher order processing in the healthy brain, and in mental disorders where these processes go awry. This project will use in vivo calcium imaging of neural activity using miniscopes in behaving mice during reward-based learning in touchscreen tasks.

Project Details

The Synapse Biology & Cognition Laboratory is focused on understanding the critical role synaptic genes and proteins play in establishing and regulating the coordinated wiring and connectivity in the brain, that enables complex cognition and higher order processing in the healthy brain, and in mental disorders where these processes go awry. This project will use in vivo calcium imaging of neural activity using miniscopes in behaving mice during reward-based learning in touchscreen tasks.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health

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