We have identified specific insulins that act in the brain to control animal behaviour. This exciting project will use genetics, CRISPR, behavioural assays and imaging to decipher the precise functions for insulins in the brain. This new field of research suggests that insulins can regulate the central nervous system to control learning, memory, locomotion and age-related degeneration. As such, this work may be profoundly important for our understanding of brain disorders. Only extremely dedicated and driven students with excellent oral and written communication skills should apply.
insulin, behaviour, brain, neuron, genetics, learning, memory, CRISPR, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences) » Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Masters by research
Top-up scholarship funding available