Dr Juliette Elizabeth Cheyne

PhD (Physiology), BSc Biomedical Science (Honours)

Biography

I did my BSc (Biomedical Science), Honours and PhD in Auckland. Then I moved to Amsterdam for 6 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, where I learned in vivo recording and imaging techniques. I have recently moved back to Auckland to establish these techniques here. I am back working with my PhD Supervisor Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery and also Professor Peter Thorne. Together, we aim to better understand the development and function of the auditory cortex and prefrontal cortex in a mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Research | Current

To use in vivo imaging and whole cell recording to measure synaptic and network activity in a mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. To better understand how activity is altered during development, when neuronal circuits are forming and whether cortical organisation is perturbed in adulthood. 

Teaching | Current

 Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN) 2017

Postgraduate supervision

Current looking for 2 postgraduate students.

Distinctions/Honours

Netherlands Institute for Neuoroscience Brain Award for Methodological Excellence

Areas of expertise

Developmental Neuroscience

Autism Spectrum Disorders

In Vivo Whole Cell Recording

In Vivo Calcium Imaging

Synaptic Plasticity

Sensory and Prefrontal Cortex

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Leighton, A. H., Zabouri, N., Cheyne, J. E., & Lohmann, C. (14/11/2017). Functional mapping of synaptic inputs in vivo with post hoc molecular identification of presynaptic origin. Poster presented at Neuroscience 2017, Washington DC, USA. Neuroscience Meeting Planner..
  • Cheyne, J. E., Thorne, P. R., & Montgomery, J. M. (2017). In vivo imaging and whole cell recording of spontaneous activity in the developing mouse auditory cortex. Paper presented at 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, Australia. 3 December - 6 December 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Thorne, Johanna Montgomery
  • Winnubst, J., Cheyne, J. E., Niculescu, D., & Lohmann, C. (2015). Spontaneous activity drives local synaptic plasticity in vivo. Neuron, 87 (2), 399-410. 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.06.029
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35748
  • Cheyne, J. E., & Lohmann, C. (2014). The first hour in the life of a synapse. Contact formation, partner selection, and onset of function. In V. Pickel, M. Segal (Eds.) The synapse: Structure and function (pp. 111-128). Kidlington, Oxford: Elsevier. 10.1016/B978-0-12-418675-0.00003-1
  • Arons, M. H., Thynne, C. J., Grabrucker, A. M., Li, D., Schoen, M., Cheyne, J. E., ... Garner, C. C. (2012). Autism-associated mutations in ProSAP2/Shank3 impair synaptic transmission and neurexin-neuroligin-mediated transsynaptic signaling. J Neurosci, 32 (43), 14966-14978. 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2215-12.2012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Johanna Montgomery
  • Baddeley, D., Jayasinghe, I., Kong, C., Crossman, D., Cheyne, J., Montgomery, J., ... Soeller, C. (2011). 4D spatial-spectral super-resolution imaging of nanoscopic membrane signalling domains. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Baddeley, David Crossman
  • Baddeley, D., Jayasinghe, I., Kong, C., Crossman, D., Cheyne, J., Montgomery, J., ... Soeller, C. (2011). 4D spatial-spectral super-resolution imaging of nanoscopic membrane signalling domains. 2011 Int. Quantum Electron. Conf., IQEC 2011 and Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 Incorporating the Australasian Conf. Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conf.. 10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Baddeley, David Crossman
  • Cheyne, J. E., Grant, L., Butler-Munro, C., Foote, J. W., Connor, B., & Montgomery, J. M. (2011). Synaptic integration of newly generated neurons in rat dissociated hippocampal cultures. Mol Cell Neurosci, 47 (3), 203-214. 10.1016/j.mcn.2011.04.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10862
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bronwen Connor, Johanna Montgomery

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Primary office location

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

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