MSc/PhD Program
Laura Elizabeth Swan
First Name:
Laura Elizabeth

Last Name:
Swan

Country:
Australia

 

 

 

 


Laura Elizabeth Swan

EDUCATION

College / University:
1991 - 1996: Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, Australia
1997 - 1999: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (Sci. Scholar) Hons., Monash University, 1999

Major Subjects:
Theoretical physics, applied mathematics

Lab Experience:
Computer programming, application of the Tight-Binding Model in condensed matter physics, various staining and sectioning protocols for the rat brain.

Projects / Research:
1998: Tight-Binding Model and C60-crystals (Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University)
1999: Honors thesis: Tight-Binding Model and small-radius hybridization of carbon nanotubes, (Physics Department, Monash University)
2000: Study of the iron-binding properties of the rat brain with oestrus cycle (Psychology Department, Monash University)

Scholarships:
Sir John Monash Scholarship

Publications:
Zhang Y.F., Swan, L.E., Bishop, G.M., and Robinson, S.R., 2001: Iron binding capacity of rat retina varies during the oestrous cycle. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc., vol. 12, in press

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

To be able to apply quantitative methods to synaptic transmission, and eventually to be able to simulate whole regions of neural activity (such as memory retrieval systems) using physiologically reasonable data.