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
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Nigel Jones Personal web page

Project Details

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.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

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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Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Jones Laboratory: Epilepsy and Behaviour

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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