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Alan Kania

About me:

I obtained my PhD in the Department of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Since the begining of my lab experience I’ve been interested in interactions of neuropeptidergic signalling controlling physiological processes and behaviour. As an electrophysiologist I focus on a cellular and network level of brain orgnaisation in my experiments. Currently my main goal is to study oxytocin signalling in the forbrain strucures (e.g. hippocampus) and entagle how it modulates different aspects of social interaction in rats. Moreover I carried over some of my PhD interests to investigate the interaction between oxytocin and relaxin-3 in the context of anxiety and social behaviour.

Alan holds a B.Sc. in Neuroscience and a PhD in Exact and Natural Sciences in Biological Sciences.
He joined our lab as a PostDoc in April 2021.


Ex vivo electrophysiology Stereotactic Injections
Immunohistochemistry Fiber photometry

Selected publications

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