Most years there are one or two openings in my
undergraduate students who are interested in the world of brain - the
Undergraduate research is an excellent
opportunity which Ohio University offers you. As a member of the BIOS
faculty, I am looking for motivated students who want to have research
experience in my laboratory. This might come in the form of a
course which you can receive credit for, a paying undergraduate assistant
position, or simple volunteer work all of which can lead to publications.
My laboratory is interested in understanding
how millions of millions of brain cells are talking to each other and
orchestrating complex behaviors such as leaning & memory, motor function
and mating. We also investigate what happens if some of the brain cells
are not functionally working. One of current projects in the lab is to
understand molecular and cellular basis of Parkinson's disease - dopamine
We chose Drosophila as a model animal
to study brain function and disorders due to its powerful and
sophisticated genetics. Our research is being performed using a
multidisciplinary approach of whole-cell patch, optical imaging, immunostaining, amperometric and molecular genetic approaches. In
addition, we routinely prepare primary neuronal cultures derived from
Drosophila embryonic stem cells.
If you are interested in the last frontier-
human brain and also interested in our research projects, please contact
me at Leed1@ohio.edu.
I will be also very
glad to spare my time to introduce this exciting but mysterious
world of brain to you just for fun.
(From Nature Reviews Neuroscience)