Dr. Gregory T. Macleod
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Sydney
M.B.A., General Management, Australian Graduate School of Management
B.S., Biology, University of Sydney
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Arizona: Post Doctoral Fellow, Arizona Research Laboratories
University of Toronto: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology
We are interested in how nerve cells communicate with each other. It is a process that allows us to think, move and perceive the world. This is the process that fails in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and motor-neuron disease. Our interest is at the most fundamental levels, i.e. its energy requirements, acid/base sensitivity and vulnerability to aging. Our tools are electrophysiology, high-speed fluorescence imaging, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, computer modelling and innovative molecular genetics.
I teach Cell Biology, and I mentor students in my laboratory on research projects to be written up as theses. Our College attracts students who see the value of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and their willingness to embrace a challenge shows in their level of engagement and academic performance.
Outside the college, mine is a life spent in battle. When not wrestling my three small children, I battle for control of a 1 acre garden that the swamp is trying to reclaim.
Additionally, Dr. Macleod is actively recruiting graduate students from FAU's Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBAN) program and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior program. Students accepted to either program are encouraged to contact Dr. Macleod with an updated CV and a short description of your research interests.
Top row: Roberto Hernandez, Gabriella Fontinelle
Middle row: Zhongmin Lu, Karlis Justs, Arthur Speziale, Don Woody, Michal Stawarski, Greg Macleod
Front row: Laura Arango, Dalina Laffita
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