Dr Ryan Hamnett AMRSB

Interests

Molecular, cellular and circuit-level components of the mammalian circadian system, specifically the contributions of different subpopulations of cells within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) to overall rhythmicity, such as rhythm generation, maintenance and response to light.

Immunohistochemistry of an SCN section showing VIP (red) and the VIP receptor (green), two cell populations essential for robust circadian rhythmicity in mammals
Immunohistochemistry of an SCN section showing VIP (red), the VIP receptor (green) and AVP (blue) three cell populations involved in mammalian circadian rhythmicity.
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Research Focus

Keywords

Circadian

Suprachiasmatic nucleus

Intersectional genetics

Circuit

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Bioluminescence recording and imaging

Cell culture

Confocal microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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Publications

2016

Smyllie NS, Chesham JE, Hamnett R, Maywood ES, Hastings MH (2016), “Temporally chimeric mice reveal flexibility of circadian period-setting in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.” PNAS 113(13): 3657-62