Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Edinburgh/UK

16 November 2020

Ph.D. Student in Edinburgh/UK

Job ID
27977
Place
Edinburgh/UK

Description

EASTBIO PhD studentship
Investigation of brain-wide connectivity and cortical population codes for long-term memory https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/investigation-of-brain-wide-connectivity-and-cortical-population-codes-for-long-term-memory/?p126488


Dr Gulsen Surmeli , Dr M H Henning


Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)


Memories are thought to be stored as traces distributed across the brain. How these memory traces are coordinated is a fundamental unsolved problem. This project aims to address this problem by investigating outputs from a brain structure called the entorhinal cortex (EC). This structure is of great interest as it receives signals from the hippocampus, which is important for initial learning, and sends outputs to diverse cortical targets that together are important for long-term memory (Frankland and Bontempi 2005). The proposed project involves carrying out experiments in rodents using advanced tools including calcium imaging, molecular genetics, in-vivo behaviour to establish organising principles by which the entorhinal cortex coordinates neural activity within and between cortical regions.

Job Information

Closing date:
2021-01-06
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Department:
Centre for discovery brain sciences

Contact Information

Gulsen Surmeli
15 George Square,
Hugh Robson Building
Phone
01316503264
Email
gsurmeli@ed.ac.uk
Website
http://www.surmelilab.com

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