Researcher

Dr Jennie Cederholm

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

I have a MSc in Medical Biology from Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, and a PhD in Biomedial Sciences from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. My PhD involved studying the human skeletal muscle chloride ion channel, ClC-1. My main interest was in the gating mechanism of this ion channel, and for this I utilised molecular biology to create mutant channels and investigate their function using whole-cell patch clamping.

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I have a MSc in Medical Biology from Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, and a PhD in Biomedial Sciences from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. My PhD involved studying the human skeletal muscle chloride ion channel, ClC-1. My main interest was in the gating mechanism of this ion channel, and for this I utilised molecular biology to create mutant channels and investigate their function using whole-cell patch clamping.

My first post-doctoral position was at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, in the laboratory of Professor Peter Schofield. During this time, I also held a conjoint position at UNSW, working with Dr Trevor Lewis in the Membrane Biophysics laboratory. Here I investigated the importance of  loop structures in the glycine receptor, again using molecular biology and the whole-cell patch clamp technique. I also created several glycine receptor homology models using molecular modelling.

I am currently working with Professor Gary Housley, at the Translational Neuroscience Facility (TNF), on hearing adaptation to sustained noise, with focus being on the role of P2X2 receptors in noise-induced hearing loss.

My teaching involves facilitation of Medicine undergraduates in Phase 1, and also lecturing/tutoring/demonstrating of Medicine and Science undergraduates in the subject of Physiology. I was convenor of the SCIF1121 course for two years, and co-convenor of the NEUR3221 course at SoMS for one year.

I was the inaugural Chair of the UNSW Early Career Academic Network Executive Committee (ECAN-EC), and in my role as Chair, I was a member of the UNSW Academic Board.

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Location

Translational Neuroscience Facility, Level 3SW, Wallace Wurth, UNSW.

Contact

+61 2 9385 2443

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