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We are interested in understanding how the fly brain develops and functions, as a model for the human brain in health and in disease.
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University of Oxford,
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We are interested in understanding how the fly brain develops and functions, as a model for the human brain in health and in disease. We are focusing on elucidating the role of post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in neural stem cell (neuroblast) development and their differentiation into neurons, as well as in synaptic plasticity during memory and learning. These mechanisms include mRNA transport and localised translation, as well as mRNA stability and processing.
Keywords: mRNA, Neuronal development, Neural stem cells, Drosophila, live cell imaging, synaptic plasticity, neuromuscular junction, brain, neurons, memory, learning, neuromuscular diseases.
We use a wide range of methodologies in our research, from established methods to cutting edge technologies and purpose-built microscopes.
We welcome informal enquiries from prospective Post-Doc and PhD students
In the Davis lab we have a team of people from diverse scientific backgrounds who bring a wide range of skills to our research.