Juliette McGregor

Research Associate, University of Leicester

My research interests are diverse but centre on biological imaging, both in terms of the development of new imaging techniques for biological use and approaches to imaging found in nature (vision!). This work lies very much at the interface between physics and biology.

I studied Natural sciences at Cambridge and took courses in physiology and neurobiology but ultimately specialised in physics. I continued in Cambridge to pursue interdisciplinary research under the supervision of Prof. Dame Athene Donald FRS in the Biological and Soft Systems Sector of the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics) and Prof. Ray Goldstein (DAMTP). This work focused on the development and application of novel imaging techniques to dynamic biological systems. In 2011 I moved to the Ecology of Vision lab at the University of Bristol to work on an instrument to map the spectral sensitivity of animal photoreceptor arrays. During this time I developed an independent project on human sensitivity to polarized light. Since 2014 I have been at the University of Leicester, developing of a a high speed, super-resolution multiphoton microscope to image synaptic activity in brain tissue.

Experience

  • –present
    Neuroscientist, University of Leicester