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Control of animal behaviour with insulins

Description 
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.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
insulin, behaviour, brain, neuron, genetics, learning, memory, CRISPR, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology
School 
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences) » Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
Short projects
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
Clayton Campus

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