Grad student research in neuroscience
|JESSICA BILKEY (Delaney Lab)
CUNN 254 Phone: 250-472-5656
My research examines the presynaptic effects of the neuromodulator serotonin on synaptic vesicle organization and release mechanisms in the crayfish neuromuscular junction. I use a combination of electrophysiology, FM-dye imaging, and electron microscopy to investigate the mechanism by which serotonin increases transmitter release.
|GEOFF deROSENROLL (Delaney Lab)
CUNN 254 Phone: 250-415-8003
My research focuses on a form of long term potentiation in the amphibian amygdala that can be induced by low frequency stimulation to the accessory olfactory tract. I'm working to characterize the circuitry and cellular mechanisms involved by using electrophysiology and voltage sensitive dye imaging.
Postglacial changes in forest community structure
|KARA RONELLENFITCH (Chow Lab)
CUNN 264/8 Phone: 250-721-5660
My research involves examining cell fate determination of bipolar and photoreceptor cells in the developing retina. I am using genetic and pharmacological approaches to inhibit and promote cell signaling events which may allow me to alter the cell fate of retinal progenitor cells.