Neural plasticity as studied by means of fetal grafting. In particular, I am interested in recovery of behavioral functions related to grafting of the hypothalamic region of the brain. Emphasis will be placed on the neurochemical and neuroanatomical characteristics of the grafted tissue and the possible interactions between graft and host.
Contact Maria-Teresa Romero, S4, 251.
Students will be involved in all aspects of research, ranging from animal testing to surgery and brain tissue processing. Motivated students will eventually carry out independent projects which usually lead to presentations at scientific meetings.
Preference given to sophomores and juniors. High level of motivation and reliability. Students must be willing to work between 6-10 hours a week.
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