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Joanna presents at the state capital!

September, 2023

Undergraduate researcher Joanna Osko was invited to present her work to State Representatives in Columbus! She showed how undergraduates at Miami are driving forward powerful research projects! 

First Recording!

May, 2023

Miami doctoral student Achintya patched his first cerebellar Purkinje neuron today and captured some pretty nice sodium currents in the process! Achintya is in the first year of his Ph.D. work in the Miami Biology graduate program.

Vietnam International University Visit

July, 2023

I had a great time touring and speaking to the School of Biomedical Engineering at Vietnam International University. Dr. Huang Ha and her students were terrific hosts! 

Webinar on Slice Electrophysiology

November, 2022

Precisionary Instruments hosted this webinar in which I talk about slice electrophysiology methods and experiments. A recording of the webinar remains available on YouTube. 

Society of General Physiology Conference

September, 2022

We had a fun and productive meeting in Woods Hole, MA. Many lobsters were eaten and Sam was able to present our latest work to the ion channels community. We were also excited to learn about a new treatment strategy for Dravet syndrome, which is a result of the collaborative efforts from Lori Isom's lab at Michigan and Stoke Therapeutics..

Remote seminars given by Washington U. Scientists

February, 2021

During the COVID 19 remote everything days, Rinaldo D'Souza and Tracey Hermanstyne (from WashU) kept neuroscience alive and kicking by presenting at the Miami Biology Department seminar series.  

Manuscript published in eLife!!

January, 2022

We're excited to have the proofed version of this manuscript available @elife. In this study, we investigate how sodium channels open and close in a special type of neuron in the cerebellum, the Purkinje neuron.


November 4th, 2020

Remote lectures, remote lab meetings, remote journal clubs and remote seminars have consumed the first months of the Ransdell lab.


July 25th, 2020

Preparing the electrophysiology room is going well. Here is a sketch I sent the project manager on how to organize gas lines and tank mounts around the two planned electrophysiology rigs.  The next photos are the finished product. 
I think it looks great! 

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