Nathanael O'Neill (BMedSc)

Thesis title: Functional Characterisation of Spontaneously opening GABAA Receptors in the Rat Dentate Gyrus


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BMedsc (Hons) Medical Science (1st Class; 73%); University of Birmingham

Selected Modules: Neurobiology of the Brain, Molecular and Integrative Pharmacology.

Dissertation: Allosteric Modulation of the 5-HT3 receptor (81%)


Pensby High School for Boys

A Levels: Biology A, Physics A, Chemistry B AS Level: Mathematics (with statistics) A GCSEs: 3A*, 6A, 1B (Maths A*, English A, Biology A, Physics A*, Chemistry A)

Postgraduate teaching

Supervised undergratuate pharmacology student, Molly Hickey

Research summary

PhD Thesis: Functional Characterisation of Spontaneously Opening GABAA Receptors. 

Conference details

BNA 2019, Dublin: Poster presentation

FENS 2018, Dublin: Poster presentation

Scottish Neuroscience Meeting 2018, Dundee: Poster presentation + 1 minute thesis competition  (awarded second prize).

CCBS Conference 2018+19, Edinburgh: 3 minute thesis competition (awarded first prize in 2019)

Edinburgh Neuroscience Day 2017+18+19, Edinburgh: Poster presentations