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About: AuditoryNerves

I am a physiologist with a research history in auditory cell electrophysiology. Following a PhD at the University of Bristol, I worked with Gary Housley at the University of Auckland. Whilst there I investigated the development of electrical signalling in spiral ganglion neurons (afferent neurons innervating hair cells), including the role of purinergic neurotransmission and ion channels. After returning to UCL I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2003-2011). During this fellowship I worked closely with Andy Forge at the Ear Institute to study the role of gap junctions in the cochlea. More recently I have worked on the roles of primary cilia in hearing, and have returned to the auditory nerve to investigate various elements of neuronal and glial signalling.

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Cell Biology Postdoc: cell polarity, cilia & cytoskeleton

Posted by on January 23rd, 2019

A 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the UCL Ear Institute (London, UK). This cell biology project will study the role of protein trafficking in cell polarity, cilium function and cytoskeletal organisation in the inner ear. The postdoc will use imaging (super-resolution confocal, time-lapse microscopy, electron microscopy), molecular and biochemical techniques. They will work independently[…]