Back to Uni and into lectures for three interesting lectures in the morning.
Lecture 1: Early Visual Transduction, with Jeremy Kay, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology. Covering wiring in the retina and visual system from development to circuit function.
Lecture 2: Sensory Circuits with Kevin Franks, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Covering Sensory circuits and their specific synaptic arrangements.
Lecture 3: Learning and Memory with Christina L Williams, PhD,Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience, Arts & Sciences, DIBS Faculty. Covering neuroplasticity, in relation to learning and memory.
Very interesting lectures again, found that I had a good basic knowledge of these lectures and learnt more research methods….nice feeling when you have a good grounding because of the electives chosen last year.
Lunch: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience Community a Cognitive Neuroscience Presentation Course for PhD students at Duke. Looks great!
Went to meet a young lady after who made some jewellery for me at the weekend…to get the rest. She is only young and very talented. Love her stuff.
Lab: Today’s lab was Neurogenetics of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (I). in the Jiang Neuorgentics Lab. Brilliant lab where we experienced 3 types of projects which are studied in this lab..1) Hunting for mutations in ASD patients, designing primers for a human gene of interest, generating PCR product. 2) Using seizures to study activity dependent gene regulation, dissecting mouse brains.
This was followed by learning the steps to studying activity-dependent changes in transcription and harvesting mouse brains and their component parts.