Stem cells and hungry neurons: neuropeptides in energy homeostasis

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ca Petrik

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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You will investigate the role of neural stem cells and neurons in energy homeostasis. You will determine how neuropeptides and diet affects stem cells, neurons and glia from mouse and human brain. This project will provide advanced training in methods ranging from electrophysiology, calcium imaging, time-lapse live-cell imaging, iPSC technology and single-cell RNA sequencing used in academia and industry.

Lead Supervisor

Dr David Petrik

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