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John McClure

John McClure

Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroscience)
Cambridge, Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire

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About John McClure:

As a neuroscientist with years of experience in studying visual learning and perception in animal models, including schizophrenic mice models, I am deeply passionate about scientific research and making a positive impact on society.

Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to collaborating with leading experts in the field to push the boundaries of neuroscience and gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying visual perception and learning. My work has focused on investigating the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that underlie these processes, with the ultimate goal of developing novel treatments for neurological disorders.

One of the special skills I have developed over the years is problem-solving. I am skilled at breaking down complex scientific problems into smaller, more manageable pieces, and using a systematic approach to find effective solutions. Additionally, I am a collaborative thinker, and I thrive in team environments where I can bounce ideas off of other experts in the field. My critical thinking skills have also been essential in my work, as they have allowed me to evaluate data objectively and draw meaningful conclusions from my research.

As a mentor, I have been able to share my knowledge and expertise with others in the field, helping to develop the next generation of neuroscientists. I am committed to providing guidance and support to my mentees, and I take pride in their successes.

Overall, my years of experience as a neuroscientist studying visual learning and perception in animal models, my passion for scientific research, and my skills in problem-solving, collaborating, critical thinking, and mentoring have made me an asset to the field of neuroscience.

Experience

University of Cambridge                                                                                                              Oct 2019 – present

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Dept.

  • Conducted research on visual and perceptual learning in transgenic mice, with potential applications for therapeutic intervention in schizophrenia.
  • Managed research projects from experimental design through data collection and analysis.
  • Successfully assisted research students with their first-year reports and research proposals.
  • Lectured neuroscience courses to more than 100 undergraduate students, developing teaching and communication skills.

Education

Rutgers University                                                                                                                         Aug 2012 – Aug 2019

Ph.D. in Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience (GPA: 3.63)

  • Studied the interaction between visual and auditory information in the brain.
  • Published my findings in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience (Impact factor: 6.7): Corbo et al. (2022), Journal of Neuroscience, 42 (21) 4311-4325.
  • Presented a research poster at the Society for Neuroscience conference in 2019, the largest neuroscience conference in the world, with over 30,000 attendees.
  • Utilized MATLAB, Python, and PowerPoint to analyze and visualize calcium imaging experiments, developing data analysis and presentation skills.

Haverford College                                                                                                                          Aug 2008 – May 2012

BSc in Psychology/Neural and Behavioral Science (GPA 3.40) 

  • Conducted collaborative research on the effects of environmental enrichment on neonatal pain sensitivity. 
  • Presented my findings to faculty and senior peers.
  • Mentored and trained over five first-year students in experimental research methods. 
  • Attended courses related to critical thinking/logic, problem solving, and science.
  • Founded a support group for the excellence of minority students in the sciences, with 5% of the students belonging to stem majors.

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