Ms Amelia Joy Thompson

Amelia Joy Thompson

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr. Kristian Franze

Departments

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Email

ajt88@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Developmental Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in how the physical environment of growing neurons shapes the development of the embryonic nervous system. My PhD focusses on the role of tissue stiffness as an in vivo axon guidance cue, using the Xenopus laevis embryo as a model system.

Measuring the stiffness of axon bundles from Xenopus tissue explant with atomic force microscopy.
Measuring the stiffness of axon bundles from Xenopus tissue explant with atomic force microscopy.
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Research Focus

Keywords

AFM

mechanosensitivity

Xenopus laevis

axon guidance

biomechanics

Clinical conditions

Neurodevelopmental defects of axon guidance

Equipment

Atomic force microscopy

Cell culture

Compliant tissue culture substrates

Confocal microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Live imaging

Microscopy

Tissue explant culture

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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