MSc/PhD Program
Monika Chongtham
First Name:
Monika Chanu

Last Name:
Chongtham

Country:
India

 



Monika Chanu Chongtham

EDUCATION

College / University:
Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience

Highest Degree:
M.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Basic Neuroscience, psychiatry and neurodegenerative diseases, computational neuroscience with Bachelors in Chemistry

Lab Experience:
Cell culture, drug testing, western blot, PCR optimisation and sequencing

Projects/Research:
Aug - Sep 2013: Internship - Search of new mutations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Dr Janine Kirby and Dr Johnathan Cooper Knock, SITraN, UK
Apr - Aug 2013: Thesis "Pre-clinical development of protein kinase C inhibitors in motor neuron disease", Dr. Andrew Grierson, SITraN, UK
May - July 2011: Internship - From signalling pathways to disease through systems analysis: Case study on “Mitochondrial Dysfunction and neuronal death in Alzheimer’s disease patients”. Dr James Gomes, IIT Delhi, India.

Scholarships:
2013 - 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 - 2013: British Council Jubilee Scholarship (International)
2010 - 2012: KVPY fellowship (India)
2009 - 2010: State scholarship for talented students (India)

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am particularly interested in knowing how much the dysregulations in the synaptic systems in the nervous system produce an impact on its functional capacity and how "having a good night's sleep" can influence these functions. Up to what level can using drugs manipulate synaptic functions and produce either a favourable effect, perhaps treating dementia to a certain level, or a derogatory one?