Prospective Graduate students: Dr. Matsuoka is a
member of Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN). Please
IPN web site for program overview and further information.
For Prospective Rotation and
Thesis students: Candidates are
encouraged to contact
Dr. Matsuoka as early as possible.
Waterhouse: Emily is a MD/PhD program student and did rotation
at Matsuoka lab in summer 2005. Following is a comment from Emily.
I worked in the Matsuoka lab investigating Alzheimer’s disease
during the summer of 2005 as a PhD rotation. My training had been
in mathematical neural modeling, so many of the methods employed
by the lab were new to me. I found the lab atmosphere stimulating
and easy to learn in. Specifically I was able to learn the
following techniques; FRET, ELISA, Western Blot, cell culture
methods, cryostat operation, histological slide preparation,
intraperitoneal mouse injection, and mouse intranasal drug
administration. I had a fun and educational summer and would
highly recommend working in this lab.
Sakura is a IPN PhD program student and did rotation at Matsuoka
lab in summer 2005. Following is a comment from Sakura.
I greatly enjoyed my summer rotation in Dr. Matsuoka’s lab. I
had always been interested in the mechanisms of neurodegeneration,
specifically in Alzheimer’s Disease, but had had no previous
experience in the field. My time at the lab exposed me to a
variety of new methods and techniques, as well as a vast array of
new literature in the field. I was able to compile all that I
learned with the experiments I was able to run, and presented my
findings at the Summer 2005 IPN Rotation Talks. The lab proved to
be a very supportive and fun environment for me to learn and work
in. I appreciate all that I learned, and believe that working in
this lab would be a very good learning experience for anyone