WR Henderson Scholarship Previous Awards

WR Henderson Scholarship Previous Awards

 

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Success rate

Since the WR Henderson Scholarship was established in 2012, the funding rate has averaged 28%.

Previous Successful applications

2018

  • Emma Fowler (2nd year Psychology with Neuroscience BSc, University of Glasgow), What is the role of 16p11.2 CNV genes in human neurogenesis?, Laboratory: Prof Tom Pratt, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Anna Kurowska (2nd year Biotechnology BSc, University of Edinburgh), Establishing KillerRed-mediated photoablation to study the effect of neuronal injury on tectal neural circuits, Laboratory: Dr Leah Herrgen, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Katarzyna Mazur (2nd year Medical Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Is hyperinnervation with Meissner’s corpuscles associated with incisional dynamic allodynia?, Laboratory: Dr Carole Torsney, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Lisl Tudor (3rd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Evaluation of vital stains for neuromuscular junctions and their potential utility in confocal endomicroscopy, Laboratory: Prof Richard Ribchester, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

2017

  • Jack Kellard: (3rd year Physiology BSc, University of Edinburgh), Exploring neuron morphology and grid cell circuitry in the medial entorhinal cortex, Laboratory: Prof Matt Nolan, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Emma Mather-Pike (2nd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Can yeast be used to improve Tetanus toxin labelling of the neuromuscular junction?, Laboratory: Dr Paul Skehel, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Jessica Passlack (2nd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Expanding the genetic code of C. elegans to incorporate the photoactive amino acid p-benzoyl-l-phenylalanine, Laboratory: Dr Sebastian Greiss, Centre for Integrative Physiology

2016

  • Ivan Bartos (2nd year Biological Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Post-hoc identification of inhibitory neurons subtypes imaged in vivo with 2-photon calcium imaging, Laboratory: Dr Nathalie Rochefort, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Makis Tzioras (3rd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Correlation of amyloid pathology with EEG abnormalities in Alzheimer’s Disease, Laboratory: Dr Iris Oren, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems

2015

  • Athina Arunldass (3rd year Medical Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Can cognitive deficits be rescued by lovastatin in a rat model of fragile X syndrome, Laboratory: Dr Emma Wood, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems
  • Elena Purlyt (3rd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Cortical progenitor population size and expression of Delta-like 1 in the cortex of Ngn2-null mutant mice during corticogenesis, Laboratory: Prof David Price, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Teresa Spano (2nd year Biomedical Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Regulation of neuronal potassium channels by S-acylation, Laboratory: Prof Mike Shipston, Centre for Integrative Physiology

2014

  • Isabela Jedrasiak (2nd year Biological Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Cholinergic control of hippocampal sharp wave ripples, Laboratory: Dr Iris Oren, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems
  • Francesca Malagodi (3rd year Neuroscience BSc, University of Edinburgh), Expression analysis of molecules in control and Fox1-/- mutant eyes during embryonic development, Laboratory: Dr Vassiliki Fotaki, Centre for Integrative Physiology

2013

  • Milena Blaga (3rd year Molecular Genetics BSc, University of Edinburgh), The effect of Pax6 overexpression on the expression of Notch ligand genes Delta-like and Jagged in Pax77 mutant mice, Laboratory: Prof David Price, Genes and Development Group, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Sean Harbison (3rd year Medical Student, Imperial College London), Is the neuropathology associated with loss of Syngap mGluR5-dependent?, Laboratory: Prof Catherina Becker, Centre for Neuroregeneration
  • Thomas Marchant (3rd year Medical Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Do gamma motor neurons degenerate in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)?, Laboratory: Prof Tom Gillingwater, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Julia Thomas (3rd year Biological Sciences BSc, University of Edinburgh), Do mouse place cells show trajectory dependent activity?, Laboratory: Dr Emma Wood, Memory and Space Laboratory, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems

2012

  • Adam Jackson (Neuroscience Honours, University of Edinburgh), Is the neuropathology associated with loss of Syngap mGluR5-dependent?, Laboratory: Prof Peter Kind, Patrick Wild Centre and Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Jonathan Shaw (Medical Student with Intercalated Physiology, University of Edinburgh), The Effect of vasopressin on light induced Fos expression in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus, Laboratory: Prof Mike Ludwig, Neural Control Systems Group, Centre for Integrative Physiology
  • Daumante Suminaite (Neuroscience Honours, University of Edinburgh), Determine whether loss of beta-III spectrin in mice causes cellular abnormalitites in prefontal cortex and other structural brain changes which may underlie cognitive deficits observed in Spectrin-associated Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia type I (SPARCA1), Laboratory: Dr Mandy Jackson, Centre for Integrative Physiology