Nigel Atkinson

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Substantial progress has been made in elucidating the molecular processes that impart a temporal control to physiology and behavior in most eukaryotes. In Drosophila, dorsal and ventral neuronal networks act in concert to convey rhythmicity. Recently, the hierarchical organization among the different circadian clusters has been addressed, but how molecular(More)
Recent proxy measurements reveal that subglacial lakes beneath modern ice sheets periodically store and release large volumes of water, providing an important but poorly understood influence on contemporary ice dynamics and mass balance. This is because direct observations of how lake drainage initiates and proceeds are lacking. Here we present physical(More)
Dedication This is dedicated to all of my grandparents with whom I was lucky enough to spend so much time. I especially wish to acknowledge my grandfather, Sydney, whose love of science was passed down to me. Acknowledgements I would like to thank my mentor, Dr. Mendell Rimer, for his guidance and support over the past five years. I am also very thankful(More)
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