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Mark Eddison

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Biography

I received my PhD in Developmental Biology from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund/ University College London, under the supervision of Dr. Julian Lewis. My thesis examined the role of Notch signaling in the development of the chick inner ear.  I completed my post-doctoral training under Ulrike Heberlein at UCSF. Here I discovered that regulation of synapse number is a principal mechanism controlling alcohol sensitivity, a predictor of alcohol abuse. I also discovered that social isolation increases alcohol resistance - which lead me to my interest in the effects of social isolation. I joined Janelia as a staff scientist in Sept 2013.