We regularly offer research projects to Master’s students on the departmental MRes in Developmental Neurobiology and the KCL MSc in Neuroscience courses, as well as the KCL BSc in Neuroscience undergraduate course.  We’re also keen to host talented Master’s students from elsewhere, so if your course allows you to travel for an extended research project and you’re interested in what we do, do get in touch!

Our project students to date have been:


Monika Moissidis

January 2017 – March 2017 – MRes in Developmental Neurobiology rotation project student. ‘Plasticity in adult-born olfactory bulb dopaminergic neurons’


Catherine (Asha) Cunningham

January 2017 – April 2017 – BSc Neuroscience project student. ‘Structural plasticity in external tufted cells’


Grace Jones

January 2017 – April 2017 – BSc Neuroscience project student. ‘Plasticity of epigenetic regulators in the olfactory bulb’


Candida Tufo

January 2016 – April 2016 – BSc Neuroscience project student. ‘Activity codes and molecular determinants of plasticity at the axon initial segement’.  Now studying for an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at UCL.


Barbara Cox

September 2015 – August 2016 – MSc Neuroscience project student. ‘Development of the axon initial segment in zebrafish retinal ganglion cells’


Marwa Elmasri

April 2015 – August 2015 – MSc Neuroscience project student. ‘Molecular determinants of olfactory bulb dopaminergic neuron identity’.  Now studying for a PhD in the Penn lab at the University of Sussex.


Christiane Hahn

April 2015 – June 2015 – MRes rotation student. ‘Dopaminergic function in olfactory bulb networks’.  Now doing her PhD with us!


Marine Breton

February 2015 – May 2015 – MSc student from ENS Lyon. ‘Olfactory enrichment and dopaminergic neurons’


Andrew Bard

January 2015 – April 2015 – MRes Rotation student.  ‘Short-term ion channel modulation due to depolarisation of hippocampal neurons’.  Now studying for a PhD with Andrew Lowe in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology, KCL.


Darren Byrne

October 2014 – January 2015 – MRes Rotation student.  ‘Single cell epigenetics in hippocampal neurons’.  Now doing a jointly-supervised PhD with us and Jon Mill + Chloe Wong of the Complex Disease Epigenomics Group at Exeter/IoP.


Samuel Taylor

October 2013 – January 2014 – MRes Rotation student.  ‘A tale of two methods: chronic depolarisation of dentate granule cells measured through on-cell and whole-cell recordings’. Now studying for a PhD in the Andreae lab, MRC CDN.


Dennis Kruijssen

June 2013 – December 2013 – MSc Student from Vrije University, Amsterdam.  ‘Axon initial segment plasticity: a study on stimulating, signalling and shortening’.  Now studying for a PhD at Utrecht University, Netherlands.


Shivali Kohli

April 2013 to September 2013 – MSc Neuroscience project student investigating optogenetic activation of calcineurin-dependent transcription factors. Now studying for a PhD at the University of Nottingham.


Thomas Ryan

January 2013 to March 2013 – MRes Rotation student investigating olfactory bulb development and plasticity in mice in vivo. Tom did his PhD with the Meyer lab at the CDN, and is now a post-doc at the University of Sussex.


Rosie Sammons

April 2012 to July 2012 – MRes Rotation student investigating synaptic scaling in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Successfully defended her PhD with the Keck lab in December 2015, and now doing a post-doc with Dietmar Schmitz at the Charite in Berlin.


Rob Chesters

January 2012 to March 2012 – BSc Neuroscience student investigating AIS plasticity in OB dopaminergic neurons. Now studying for a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL.


Tom Watkins

February 2011 to May 2011 – Intercalating BSc Neuroscience project investigating synapses and plasticity at the AIS.

June 2011 to September 2011 – summer studentship project funded by Dravet Syndrome UK investigating localised action potential initiation under conditions of neuronal plasticity.

Now on the MB-PhD programme at UCL.


Sabrina Lebron

July 2011 to September 2011 – University of California Irvine BSc Biology student investigating AIS plasticity in distinct cell populations in hippocampal cells.


Abdul-Azim Hassan

April 2011 to August 2011 – MSc Neuroscience project student investigating live AIS imaging in zebrafish.  Now doing a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire.


Sajeev Shanmuganandarajah

April 2011 to August 2011 – MSc Neuroscience project student investigating the location of action potential initiation at the AIS. Now in medical school at Barts, QMUL.

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