- Molnar Group Research Group
Laboratory Manager and Research Assistant
At the conclusion of my B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Imperial College London in 2002 I had a love of neuroscience which led me to immediately undertake an M.Sc. in Neuroscience. During my M.Sc. I studied the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the effect of oestrogen on annexin 1 expression under Dr. Egle Solito at Imperial College London. I completed my Ph.D. on the mechanism of action of ColostrininTM, a compound shown to be beneficial in Alzheimer’s disease, at The Open University in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Michael Stewart, Dr. Dunan Banks and Dr. Jill Saffrey. I then continued my studies into neurodegeneration at The Prion Unit within UCL Institute of Neurology with Dr. Adrian Isaacs, investigating CHPM2B mutations in frontotemporal dementia. I made the transition into auditory neuroscience in 2010, studying cochlea efferent drive, in the laboratory of Professor Gary Housley at UNSW Australia Translational Neuroscience Facility. In 2016 I joined Professor Zoltán Molnár’s laboratory at the University of Oxford, focussing on neurosecretion in early cortical development, as laboratory manager and research assistant.
Type II spiral ganglion afferent neurons drive medial olivocochlear reflex suppression of the cochlear amplifier.
Froud KE. et al, (2015), Nat Commun, 6
Close-field electroporation gene delivery using the cochlear implant electrode array enhances the bionic ear.
Pinyon JL. et al, (2014), Sci Transl Med, 6
Loss of central auditory processing in a mouse model of Canavan disease.
von Jonquieres G. et al, (2014), PLoS One, 9
Noise-induced hearing loss in the 21 century: A research and translational update
Wong ACY. et al, (2013), World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
ATP-gated ion channels mediate adaptation to elevated sound levels.
Housley GD. et al, (2013), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110, 7494 - 7499