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Merci B

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Alzheimers, neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, cell biology, axon initial segment, tau protein, human brain

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Exploring the Axon Initial Segment in Brain Disorders

Neurons are brain cells that have three main parts, the somatodendritic compartment, the axon initial segment, and the axon-axon terminal. The axon initial segment is instrumental for the neuronal function. However recent evidence suggests that the axon initial segment is disrupted in brain disorders like epilepsy, schizophrenia, bipolar, Autism spectrum disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Coding skills

Basic Coding (R and Python)

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