Other Interdiciplinary Incentives

  • Neuroscience
  • Metabolism
  • Research Focus


  • Energy Metabolism
  • Neuronal Activity
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Diabetes
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Calcium imaging
  • Cell culture
  • Whole cell patch clamp
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    Ata Elbizanti

    University Position
    Research Assistant


    Interested in understanding the brain and unravelling mechanisms of neuronal activity. As a research assistant in Dr. Zahid Padamsey's lab at the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), Our aim is to understand how nutrition impacts brain function and energy use. I am investigating how caloric intake influences brain function through the mediation of metabolic hormones and how these metabolic signalling pathways impact neuronal energy dynamics on a synaptic, circuit, and cognitive level. We focus on how dietary manipulations (e.g. calorie restriction, high fat diet, etc) affect the cortex, which we probe in vivo using two-photon imaging and electrophysiology techniques in mice.

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