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.

Publications:

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