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At a Snail’s Pace
At a Snail’s Pace
Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan
This is a picture of the sea snail, Aplysia californica or California sea hare, which is widely used to examine how the activity of nerve cells evokes fundamental behaviours. I study how cation channels, which are specialized proteins that form pores allowing charged molecules in and out of the nerve cell, influence cellular activity. I use electrophysiology and molecular biology to study the reproductive behavior of Aplysia. My research is focused on studying the effects of reactive oxygen species on cation channels, which dictate reproduction in bag cell neurons of the snail.
Location of photograph:
Botterell Hall, Queen's University
Affiliation:
Graduate Student, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Submission Year:
2015-16