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Christina Brown

Christina Brown's biography and research focus.

Ms Christina Brown

PhD Student - Nolan Lab

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • George Square
  • EH8 9XD

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Personal Profile

  • EASTBIO PhD DTP student – University of Edinburgh (2016-2020)
  • MSci Graduate at University of Glasgow (2011-2016) · Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company: Industrial placement student (2014-2015)
  • Wellcome Trust Summer Scholarship Student - University of Glasgow (June-Aug 2013).

Research

Episodic memories involve the remembrance of places, people and events, which may be combined with processes like emotional attachment. One of the brain areas thought to be important for formation of episodic memories is the lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC). Despite its importance, little is known of the LEC’s connection to other brain areas and how its cell populations contribute to memory processes. My work involves applying molecular tools that were developed for the deep medial entorhinal cortex (Sürmeli et al, 2015) to specific cell populations and pathways in the LEC. Techniques that I use include in vitro electrophysiology, optogenetics and immunohistochemistry.

Recent publications

Huma, Z., Du Beau, A., Brown, C. and Maxwell, D.J., (2014). Origin and neurochemical properties of bulbospinal neurons projecting to the rat lumbar spinal cord via the medial longitudinal fasciculus and caudal ventrolateral medulla. Frontiers in neural circuits, 8, 40. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2014.00040