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Jack Gordon

DPhil Student

  • BBSRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Bioscience

Biography

I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science (BSc Hons) at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2019 and receiving the Departmental Prize for overall achievement. During my time at Sheffield, I was awarded a Wellcome Trust scholarship to investigate disrupted signalling pathways in motor neuron disease. I was also involved in a project generating nociceptive neurons from stem cells and studied the molecular mechanisms of epithelial to mesenchymal cellular transitions in fruit fly development.

I joined the BBSRC Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Oxford in September 2019. In my first rotation project in the Szele Group (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics) I worked on the regulation of neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus.

I'm now conducting my DPhil project in the Ellender Group where my research aims to determine how different pools of embryonic neural progenitors contribute to the formation and function of neural circuits in the striatum, building on previous exciting work from the lab.