Applications are invited for a four-year funded PhD studentship to conduct research in developmental neurobiology under the supervision of Dr Alexander Fletcher and Prof. Marysia Placzek at the University of Sheffield.
This project is on the development of the hypothalamus, a brain structure with very similar anatomy across vertebrate species. We know that the hypothalamus is very important for mediating physiological homeostasis, yet its development remains poorly understood. This project will address this through a combination of gain-and loss-of function studies in vivo and ex vivo 3D culture with computational modelling.
This project is a great opportunity for a student interested in developmental neurobiology, who is keen to tackle new techniques and work in a truly interdisciplinary environment, acquiring programming and modelling skills and gaining expertise in tissue culture and imaging.
A four-year fully-funded EPSRC studentship is available to home students (British or EU nationality based in the UK) starting in October 2018. Please get in touch with Alexander Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.