Claudia Pama

Claudia Pama

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir

Departments

Department of Psychology and Department of Veterinary Medicine

Email

eacp3@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

Currently I am based at the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in the lab of Dr Karadottir, investigating the pattern of developmental cortical myelination as well as the function of myelin in learning - under which circumstances do axons become myelinated? Can neuronal activity induce myelin formation? To examine the role of myelin in learning I am collaborating with Prof Tim Bussey and Prof Lisa Saksida.

Myelination in the mouse brain, imaged with confocal miscroscopy. Cell nuclei were stained with DAPI (blue), CUX1 for cortical layer II-III, myelin for myelin basic protein (MBP; green)
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Research Focus

Keywords

myelin

neuregulin

learning

activity-dependent myelination

hippocampus

Clinical conditions

Multiple sclerosis

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Confocal microscopy

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy

Optogenetics

Collaborators

Cambridge

Tim Bussey

Lisa Saksida

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2016

    Dalmaijer ES, Pama EAC, Prins S (2016), “United Kingdom: Illness should not curtail PhD funding” Nature 539(7630): 495

    2013

    Pama EA, Colzato LS, Hommel B (2013), “Optogenetics as a neuromodulation tool in cognitive neuroscience.” Front Psychol 4:610 Details