NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)
Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.
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|Position:||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Research Areas:||Auditory Neuroscience, Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience, Neuroethology|
|Research Levels:||Cell/Molecular Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Theory and Computational Modeling|
|Research Approaches:||Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Theory/Modeling|
|Research Note:||All information about an auditory scene is encoded in the auditory nerve, which projects to the cochlear nuclei in the brainstem. Cellular and synaptic specializations in the cochlear nucleus transforms and decodes the auditory signal and extracts different types of information. We use in vitro slice physiology and quantitative modeling of synaptic plasticity and biophysical membrane properties to elucidate how these neural circuits encode sound.|
College Park, MD 20742
Monica Deshpande ( Ph.D candidate) Monica wanted an interdisciplinary program so she could blur the line between a ‘biologist’ and an ‘engineer’. Monica joined NACS abd Dr. Payne’s lab to study the initial phototransduction events that occur in dim light.