Position: MRC Career Development Fellow
Department: Department of Zoology and Trinity College
Keywords: Memory, learning, neuroscience, plasticity, Drosophila, imaging
My research interests surround how memories are formed, and how this is impaired in neurological disorders.
My current research uses fruit fly larvae to investigate how long-term memory is formed by looking at the synaptic connections between neurons. Previously I have researched how the brain region involved in forms of memory in humans, the hippocampus, is effected by Tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease, or by aberrant activity in neurodevelopmental disorders. Alongside this I develop techniques to help research including stem cell scaffolds and microfluidic cell culture devices.
Get in touch: mrobbins [at] mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk