Dr John Gigg PhD


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I am currently a Lecturer within the Systems Neuroscience Research Group of the Faculty of Life Sciences. I was originally appointed Lecturer at UMIST in late 2002 and then transferred to FLS with the merger of the two Universities. I obtained my PhD in Biology from The Open University in 1991 where I studied the neural correlates of memory formation in the chick with Prof Steven PR Rose. I then took several post-doctoral appointments, firstly in the Brain Research Institute at UCLA (USA), then the Clinique Neurologique at the University of Rennes II (France), the Department of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and finally the Department of Psychology at the University of Newcastle (UK) before taking up my first permanent academic position at Manchester, where I am also one of the postgraduate tutors for Neuroscience students in FLS.

Areas of expertise

  • QP Physiology - Electrophysiology, hippocampus, Alzheimer's disease, Schizophrenia, Mouse, Rat

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 1991 - Doctor of Philosophy, Neurophysiological correlates of learning and memory in two regions of chick forebrain., The Open University (1987 - 1991)

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