July 2011

Our latest student team member joined us this month: Sabrina’s visiting on a 2-month project from UC Irvine, working on AIS plasticity in different classes of hippocampal cells.  She’s also been busy finding neurons wherever she looks.  In fact, there’s been a spate of unlikely-looking biology either discovered or created by the lab recently, and it’s all on show here.

Matt didn’t show any of these images, but he did present a poster at the excellent IBRO meeting in Florence this month (PDF here), where some new contacts and interesting presentations made for 4 days full of quality science.  He was also invited to give a seminar at the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, which was fantastic for building links with other UK AIS researchers.  We’re hoping for some fruitful collaborations out of those interactions, so watch this space.