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Summer student wins Dean's prize

Friday 28 April 2017 9:07am

In April Julia Gouws (Supervisor Karl Iremonger) was been awarded the BMS Dean’s Prize for the best Summer Scholarship Report for 2016/17. There were almost 50 reports to consider so this is a significant achievement, congratulations Julia.

The title of Julia’s summer research project was “Determining how chronically elevated levels of stress hormones affects neuronal excitability in female and male mice.”. The 10-week project involved using the genetically encoded calcium indicator GCaMP6f in order to determine how a model of chronic stress in mice affected CRH neuronal activity and whether there were sex differences in this activity.

Julia is now undertaking a one-year Masters in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology, Physiology Department.