Molecular and Pharmacological Studies of the Role of the GABAergic System in Alcohol Induced Behaviours in Drosophila Models of Addiction

First published: 13 March 2019 | Last updated: 28 March 2019


Mr Daniel Ranson

PhD Student

Daniel is qualified HCPC and IBMS registered Biomedical Scientist after graduating from the University of East London with a 1st class honour degree. After a brief period working in the Royal London Hospital, Daniel focussed and specialised in identifying the molecular mechanisms of alcohol related addicitve behaviours in the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) by completing a Master of Research degree (MRes) at the University of East London. Daniel was generously awarded a PhD studentship from the Society for the Study of Addiction in 2017, and he is currently building upon his MRes work by undertaking a PhD under the supervison of Dr Stefano Casalotti. Daniel is focussing on contributing further to understanding the molecular mechanisms of alcohol related behaviours in the Drosophila melanogaster.



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Dr Daniel Ranson