Elizabeth is a third year PhD student at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research centre (MAPrc) in Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD project involves looking at a range of genes from the glutamatergic system and their involvement in cognition in patients across the broader schizophrenia continuum - read on to find out what she had to say!
Madison Fletcher is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, Irvine where she is developing a continuous flow system for the biosynthesis of natural products. Find out more about Madison in our latest interview...
Next in our interviews with scientists, we spoke to Shivani Sachdev, a PhD Student in the Connor Lab at the Macquarie University. Shivani is studying the pharmacology and toxicology of novel psychoactive substances.
Lucy Lewis is currently entering her second year as a PhD student at Cardiff University in the UK. Lucy is studying Behavioural Neuroscience as a part of the BBSRC SWBio DTP, and attempting to understand how we process rewards and the underpinnings of reward-deficits as seen in psychiatric symptoms.
In our latest Interviews with Scientists, we speak to Maria Diehl.
Maria graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, studying neuronal activity and anatomical connections of face and vocalisation processing regions of the primate prefrontal cortex. As a postdoc in Greg Quirk's lab at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine she received an NRSA to study the neural circuits of active avoidance using optogenetics and single unit recordings. Find out more about Maria, her work and her life in Puerto Rico!
In our latest Interviews with Scientists, we talked to Stuart Maudsley! Stuart is the Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on the age-dependent changes in receptor pharmacology associated with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. Find out what Stuart had to say!
Next in our Interviews with Scientists series, we speak to Dr Laura Boddington. Laura is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oregon looking at using peripheral nerve stimulation to modulate learning and performance.
Next up in our Interviews with Scientists, meet Chloe Thomas! Chloe is a final year PhD student researching cell death mechanisms in retinal ganglion cells after traumatic eye injury. She is currently based in the Neuroscience and Ophthalmology group at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
We spoke to Chloe about her research, her advice for new PhDs, as well as her recent experience speaking at ARVO 2018 in Hawaii, which was her first time speaking at an international conference.
Lizzie Mann did her undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at the University of Bath, and is now working hard on finding a neuroprotective therapy for Parkinson’s disease in Susan Duty’s lab at King’s College London. She loves to talk about science and can often be found trying to get undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else who will listen, excited about research.
Read more about Lizzie, her PhD, her passion for science, and more...
Rachelle Balez is a PhD student at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, whose work focuses on understanding Alzheimer’s disease by generating brain cells from patient skin cells. She is passionate about equality in STEM and has recently returned from Antarctica with the Homeward Bound women in science leadership initiative. Read more about her fascinating work...