Dr. John Power is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Physiology and the Neuroscience Honours Coordinator. He leads Neuroplasticity in Memory and Addiction Group within the Translational Neuroscience Facility. Dr. Power is an expert in the cellular basis of memory formation. His previous research has contributed to our understanding of the biophysical changes that underlie aging and associative learning, the role of the endoplasmic reticulum in neuronal calcium signalling, and amygdala neurophysiology. His group continues to investigate the cellular mechanisms of memory formation using a combination of electrophysiological recordings, live-cell fluorescent calcium imaging and genetic manipulations. The current focus of his research is the identification of novel cellular mechanisms that modulate or preserve neuronal connections that may be translated into treatments for disorders of impaired or aberrant connectivity such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy and addiction.
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