Dr M Fabiana Kubke

Research | Current

 

The central theme throughout my research career has been to investigate what aspects of neuronal circuits are important to process specific aspects of sensory information and to mediate specific behaviours. For that I combine comparative embryological, anatomical and physiological approaches within the theoretical framework of evolution. This allows me to answer the following questions:

 

  1. What are the neuroanatomical modifications that accompany the acquisition of novel functions?
  2. What are the physiological changes that accompany these modifications?
  3. What changes in developmental programs allow these novelties to arise?

 

Ongoing projects:

  • Processing of auditory information in the brainstem
  • Patterning of afferents in the developing rhombencephalon
  • Evolution of vertebrate brains

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My University of Buenos Aires graudation oath:

" Being conscious that science and its results can cause harm to society and to human beings when ethical controls are not in place,

Do you swear that the scientific research and technology that you will develop will be in the benefit of humanity and in favor of peace, that you are firmly committed in your scientific capacity to never serve aims that will harm human dignity, guided by your professional convictions and beliefs, seated in an authentic knowledge of the circumstances that surround you and of the possible consequences of the outcomes that can result from your work, and not to put remuneration or prestige first, nor subordinate yourself to the interests of your employers or political leadership?

If you weren’t to do so, let your conscience be your judge."

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mao, M., Montgomery, J. M., Kubke, M. F., & Thorne, P. R. (2015). The Structural Development of the Mouse Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus. JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 16 (4), 473-486. 10.1007/s10162-015-0520-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Thorne, Johanna Montgomery
  • Mao, M., Montgomery, J. M., Kubke, M. F., & Thorne, P. R. (2015). The Structural Development of the Mouse Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus.. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO. 10.1007/s10162-015-0520-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Thorne, Johanna Montgomery
  • McLean, C., Gahegan, M., & Kubke, M. F. (15/4/2013). A Pattern Language for sharing laboratory science practice. Poster presented at 11th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC 2013), Hamilton, New Zealand. Related URL.
  • McLean, C., Gahegan, M., & Kubke, M. F. (2013). Capturing intent and rationale for Linked Science: design patterns as a resource for linked laboratory experiments. Paper presented at 3rd International Workshop on Linked Science 2013—Supporting Reproducibility, Scientific Investigations and Experiments (LISC2013), Sydney, Australia. 21 October - 22 October 2013.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron McLean, Mark Gahegan
  • Mao, M., Montgomery, J. M., Kubke, M. F., & Thorne, P. R. (2013). The functi onal development of the pyramidal cells in the dorsal cochlear nucleus of the mouse. Paper presented at AWCBR 2013, Queenstown, New Zealand. 24 August - 28 August 2013. Proceedings of the 31st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2013, Volume 31. Related URL.
  • Medina, F. S., Hunt, G. R., Gray, R. D., Wild, J. M., & Kubke, M. F. (2013). Perineuronal satellite neuroglia in the telencephalon of New Caledonian crows and other Passeriformes: evidence of satellite glial cells in the central nervous system of healthy birds?. PeerJ, 110.7717/peerj.110
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Russell Gray
  • Corfield, J. R., Wild, J. M., Parsons, S., & Kubke, M. F. (2012). Morphometric Analysis of Telencephalic Structure in a Variety of Neognath and Paleognath Bird Species Reveals Regional Differences Associated with Specific Behavioral Traits. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 80 (3), 181-195. 10.1159/000339828
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/19460
  • Mao, M., Montgomery, J. M., Kubke, M. F., & Thorne, P. R. (2012). Molecular development of the mouse dorsal cochlear nucleus. Paper presented at Inner Ear Biology 2012, Tübingen, Germany. 29 September - 2 October 2012. Related URL.

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M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 4, Room 401C
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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