Thomas Suslak PhD

Thomas Suslak

Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on mechanosensation. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms by which stretch-sensitive endings transduce mechanical stimuli to electrical signals, transmitted to the CNS. The field of mechanosensation has attracted a lot of attention in recent years but so far the underlying mechanisms at the molecular level are poorly understood. Using techniques in electrophysiology, alongside mathematical modelling, I aim to promote deeper insight into the interactions that occur in order to effect mechanotransduction and identify the mechanisms involved using additional techniques in immunohistochemistry and genetics.


Determining the mechanism of electrical transduction in nonciliated stretch receptors (PhD)