Dr Andrew Patton
Study of circadian rhythms in the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) using genetic and electrophysiological approaches.
My primary research focuses on the role of GABAergic synaptic transmission within the SCN and how this contributes to the network-wide coherence of circadian rhythmicity.
Additional projects include the manipulation of organotypic SCN slices using pharmacology and optogenetic approaches.
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Whole cell patch clamp
No collaborators listed
Associated News Items
Nakamura Y, Wood CL, Patton AP, Jaafari N, Henley JM, Mellor JR, Hanley JG (2011), “PICK1 inhibition of the Arp2/3 complex controls dendritic spine size and synaptic plasticity.” EMBO J 30(4):719-30 Details