Systems neuroscience PhD and MPhil supervisors

Dr John Apergis Schoute

  • The role of the Hypothalamus in Feeding Behaviour
  • How Energy-Sensing and Higher-Order Brain Systems Influence Decisions and Memory as They Relate to Food Choices

Professor Ian Forsythe

  • Auditory Processing in Neurons of the Brainstem and Neocortex
  • Hearing Loss and Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanisms of the Auditory Pathway
  • Presynaptic Imaging and Transmission at the Synapse (Including the Calyx of Held)
  • Activity-Dependent Modulation of Potassium Channels and Intrinsic Excitability
  • The Impact of Metabolic Substrates and Other Resources on Synaptic Transmission
  • Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Cognition
  • Prof Forsythe’s research interests also fall within the remit of the Vision and Language Research Strand

Dr Todor Gerdjikov

  • Mechanisms of Reward-Related Learning and Addiction
  • Investigating the Anatomical and Neurochemical Substrates of these Forms of Plasticity Using Behavioural, Pharmacological, and Electrophysiological Approaches

Dr Vincenzo Marra

  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Synaptic Transmission
  • Epilepsy

Dr James McCutcheon

  • The Neurobiology of Feeding, Addiction, and Motivation
  • Understanding the Neural Processes that Govern Behaviour Towards Adaptive Rewards (e.g. Food) and Maladaptive Rewards (e.g. Drugs)
  • How Nutritional Value (e.g. Caloric Content or Macronutrient Content) Affects Learning and Responding About Different Foods

Dr Jonathan McDearmid

  • Locomotor Development, Function and Disease
  • Neuronal Signalling Molecules that Influence Motor Circuit Maturation
  • Developmental Transitions in Motor Output
  • Motor Network Disease

Dr William Norton

  • Genes, Neural Circuits and Human Diseases that are Connected to Aggression Using Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a Model Organism
  • Neurochemical and Pharmacological Basis of Aggression and Related Social Behaviours
  • Neurodevelopmental Function of Genes which are Linked to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism-Spectrum Disorder in Human Patients

Dr Michael Okun

  • Dynamics of Cortical Microcircuits
  • In Vivo Electrophysiology
  • Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

  • Neural Coding of Memory
  • Visual Perception and Visuo-Motor Transformations
  • Single-Trial Evoked Potentials
  • Development of Methods for the Analysis of Neurophysiology Data

Dr Hernan Rey

  • The Timing of Medial Temporal Lobe Responses
  • Abstract Concept Learning and Decision Making

Dr Ben Warren

  • Hearing
  • Auditory Transduction
  • Concussion
  • Mechanotransduction

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