Our Team | van Swinderen Lab

The Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland is home to the van Swinderen lab. Currently, we are four postdoctoral researchers, one research assistant, two PhD students and two MPhil students. Each member of our lab works on different projects relating to sleep, visual attention and anaethesia using a range of models from Drosophila Melanogaster to rat cortical neurons. 

Using these models we hope to answer questions such as the function and the genetics of sleep, how visual attention works and the mystery behind molecular mechanism of general anaesthetics.

Find out more about what each of us do below.

Lab members

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD

Project: Motor circuits

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Michael Troup van Swinderen lab

Casual Academic

Project: Anaesthesia/sleep

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Deniz Ertekin van Swinderen lab

PhD Student

MPhil

Project: Attention/sleep

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Rhiannon Jeans van Swinderen lab

PhD Student

BPsych (Hons)

Project: Anaesthesia/sleep

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Martyna Grabowska van Swinderen lab

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD

Project: Visual attention

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Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD

Project: Attention/sleep

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Adam Hines van Swinderen la

Research Assistant

BMedSci (Hons)

Project: Anaesthesia

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Julius Alpay van Swinderen lab

MPhil Student

BBioMed

Project: Attention

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Drew Cylinder van Swinderen lab

MPhil Student

BSc

Project: Anaesthesia/sleep

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Leonie Kirszenblat van Swinderen lab

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD

Project: Visual attention

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