The step from in vitro electrophysiology to in vivo electrophysiology, or from behavioural testing to combining electrophysiological recording with behavioural tests can be huge. It involves acquiring surgical skills, selecting recording materials and equipment, not to mention mastering the complicated signal analysis.
All this can only be successful if the basics of recording brain activity and the influence of behavioural state on it is well understood. On top of that are animal welfare issues, ethics and legislation. No wonder that this can mount up to prohibitive proportions.
E-phys Solutions can assist in taking this step into the world of the highly valuable in vivo electrophysiological recording. We offer on-site training tailored to the specific needs of your research group or business.
E-phys Solutions' philosophy is to enable you to do electrophysiological recordings in freely moving animals yourself rather than depend on expensive outsourcing
As a neurophysiologist with extensive experience with both in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, I have combined brain recordings with cognitive function tests. In collaboration with Campden Instruments Ltd I have developed tethered recording in a touch screen operant conditioning chamber, which allows to study multi-site brain activity in rats learning a variety of tasks. I have also combined recordings with intracerebral or intracerebro-ventricular drug administration.
Alongside research I have acquired substantial teaching and training experience at the University of Birmingham, where I am involved in both undergraduate neuroscience options and postgraduate research programmes.
I am a member of the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body of the University of Birmingham
My personal research interest is in the role of gamma oscillations in normal behaviour and how this is affected by psychoactive drugs and in pathologies like epilepsy, schizophrenia and with normal ageing.
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Bespoke training for in vivo electrophysiology