Deda Gillespie
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Associate Professor
PC 310
(905) 525-9140 ext. 28671
(905) 529-6225
Our research interests are in neural development, plasticity, and sensory processing. Nervous systems require a high level of organization and precision, as each neuron is itself a complex 3-dimensional entity that may receive anywhere from 1 to over 300,000 inputs (synapses) from other neurons. Individual neurons interacting with other neurons to perform specific tasks make up neural circuits. Within a neural circuit, the type, location, and strength of each of the synapses connecting the neurons determine the quality and range of tasks the circuit can perform.
circuits and systems neuroscience, patch physiology, plasticity, synaptic inhibition, auditory processing/development
What pre-requisites do you look for when evaluating a potential thesis student?

Mark of at least 10 in Fundamentals of Neuroscience, plus a strong background in biology, physics, or chemistry. Good quantitative skills and good manual dexterity are extremely helpful.

What information are you going to want from a student who is interested in working in your lab?

Please read the "Information for Undergraduates" page on the lab website and follow the instructions given there.

How do you want to be contacted?

See above.

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