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Joshua Dacre

I am currently investigating how the motor thalamus influences information processing in the output layer of primary motor cortex in mice trained to perform a cued forelimb motor task.

Dr. Joshua Dacre

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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Personal profile

  • 2017 – present Postdoctoral researched – CDBS, Ian Duguid.
  • 2012-2017 Ph.D in Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh – Ian Duguid.
  • 2011-2012 MRes Systems Neuroscience, University of Bristol.
  • 2007-2011 MMath, University of Warwick.

Research

I am currently investigating how the motor thalamus influences information processing in the output layer of primary motor cortex in mice trained to perform a cued forelimb motor task.

By combining in-vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic / pharmacological manipulations and kinematic behavioural analysis I aim to elucidate the mechanisms underlying cortical control of motor behaviour.

Selected publications

J. Schiemann, P. Puggioni, J. Dacre, M. Pelko, A. Domanski, M. v. Rossum, I. Duguid (2015). 'Cellular mechanisms underlying behavioral state-dependent bidi- rectional modulation of motor cortex output' Cell Reports,  11(8):1319-30)