My interests are in presynaptic vesicular release mechanisms and physiology of central synapses. I would like to combine electrical, optical, and molecular biology techniques to study these mechanisms. My goal is to learn and understand more about the mechanisms of vesicular endocytosis and exocytosis, what controls synaptic transmitter vesicle cycling, and to determine the kinetics of synaptic vesicle mobilization and cycling. I would like to use these interests to increase our understanding of the neuronal circuitry within the brain, and relate this knowledge to neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism, etc.
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||Currently I am a Postdoctoral Fellow
in the Center for Learning and Memory at The University of Texas,
Austin, TX. I am excited to be involved in
leading edge research in this center where we truly believe that "What
starts here changes the world."
My boss is Dr. Johnston who is the director for the Center for Learning and Memory. He is also the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience. His research interest is in understanding how nerve cells process and store information.
Our team at CLM use electrophysiological, molecular and imaging techniques to study how the synapses, or connections, between nerve cells in a region of the brain essential for learning and memory called the hippocampus change during learning. We are also interested in understanding the mechanisms for learning and memory deficits in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Prof Dan Johnston's Team at University of Texas at Austin
|With Prof. John J. Hablitz, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham|
My Graduation Pictures from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
My Graduation Pictures from University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
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