MSc/PhD Program
Allison Barry
First Name:
Allison

Last Name:
Barry

Country:
Canada

 



Allison Barry

EDUCATION

College / University:
Dalhousie University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology and cell culturing (including embryonic stem cells), optogenetic tools, retroviral transductions, Western blotting, Drosophila melanogaster care, serial section microscopy and sample sectioning (including vibratome, microtome and cryostat use). Microscopy training includes use of High Resolution Confocal, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Fluorescence Microscopy, and Bright-field. Software use includes ImageJ and Fiji, Reconstruct, R, and Excel

Projects / Research:
Apr - August 2015: Research Assistant; Work with ESC derived motor neurons to study ALS, Dr. V Rafuse, Dalhouse University
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015: Thesis: "Examining the role of Synaptopodin 2 during myocyte fusion in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell derived muscle", Dr. V Rafuse, Dr. R Duncan, Dalhousie University
May 2012- Apr 2015: Research Assistant; Work with Drosophila melanogaster, Dr. IA Meinertzhagen, Dalhousie University

Scholarships:
2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013, 2014, 2015: NSERC URSA Research Scholarship


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I have always been interested in the human body; throughout my studies, I have developed a passion for learning abouth the cellular mechanisms underlying medical disorders - most notably those of neurodegenerative disorders, neural damage, and nociception.