Luke Bryden

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Luke Bryden

Research Student

Luke's D.Phil. thesis research is focused on characterising how different types of dopamine neuron encode motivated behaviours. To achieve this, Luke uses a combination of in vivo single-unit recordings, tract tracing, optogenetics and behavioural analysis.

Luke completed his B.Sc. in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience at the University of Manchester. During Luke's Industrial Experience year, he worked as a student intern at Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach an der Riss, Germany, where he characterised a novel behavioural deficit in a rat model of osteoarthritis. Following his B.Sc., Luke joined the University of Oxford to study for an M.Sc. and D.Phil. on the Wellcome Trust 4-year Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience. Luke completed his M.Sc. in 2016, during which he worked alongside Dr. Emilie Syed and Professor Peter Magill in the Unit on a project investigating the impact of dopamine release on striatal neurons. In October 2016, Luke joined the Unit as a D.Phil. student, jointly supervised by Dr. Paul Dodson and Professor Peter Magill.

Recent Publications

Wodarski R
Delaney A
Ultenius C
Morland R
Andrews N
Baastrup C
Bryden LA
Caspani O
Christoph T
Gardiner NJ
Huang W
Kennedy JD
Koyama S
Li D
Ligocki M
Lindsten A
Machin I
Pekcec A
Robens A
Rotariu SM
Vo S
Segerdahl M
Stenfors C
Svensson CI
Treede RD
Uto K
Yamamoto K
Rutten K
Rice AS

2016.Pain, 157(10):2350-65.