Christina Q Mo

Postdoctoral Fellow (NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship)

cmo@uchicago.edu

BSc Hons (Neuroscience), The University of Western Australia

PhD (Neuroscience), Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

 

Christina Mo is a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in the neural circuits underlying higher order processes. Her current focus is on the communication between sensorimotor cortical areas via thalamic nuclei and how this translathalmic route of processing contributes to sensory and cognitive functions. 

To understand the synaptic properties of these circuits, she uses slice electrophysiology, electrical and optogenetic activation, fluorescent cell labeling, and metabolic imaging in transgenic mouse lines. Monosynaptic viral tracing is used to map these complex projections. Directional information flow and hypothesized functions of these circuits are tested during in vivo recording and imaging in awake animals.

From mid 2016, Christina is supported by the CJ Martin Overseas Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in Australia.

 

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