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How do you make a brain?

Description 
This exciting project will use genetic techniques to identify mechanisms that control brain development in the Caenorhabditis elegans model. The C. elegans nervous system uses the same molecular strategies as the human brain during development. Therefore, we aim to identify important molecules that are dysregulated in brain disease. The student will work alongside an experienced lab member who is already working on this project. The student will become expert in C. elegans genetics, behavioral assays, microscopy, imaging, whole genome sequencing and molecular biology. In addition, the student will be trained to critically analyse and present the data obtained. 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 
brain, neuron, genetics, axon, microscopy development, 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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