Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Mark Bellingham


Research group: Bellingham Group - Neurobiology of motor behaviour

Organisational unit: School of Biomedical Sciences

Many brain disorders, including autism, motor neuron disease, and addiction, involve functional changes in neuron activity, such as alteration of intrinsic excitability or changes in the balance of synaptic activity. My laboratory studies these changes using electrophysiology - the measurement of small electrical signals in brain tissue or single neurons. We have a number of projects comparing normal and disordered brain function, most often using transgenic mouse models of brain disorders, and examining the effects of novel therapeutics for brain dysfunction.