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Interviews with Scientists: Lucy Lewis

By Sam Roome 17 days ago 2374 Views No comments

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.

Interviews with Scientists: Maria Diehl

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 1700 Views No comments

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!

Interviews with Scientists: Stuart Maudsley

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 2903 Views No comments

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!

Interviews with Scientists: Dr Laura Boddington

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 2137 Views No comments

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.

Interviews with Scientists: Chloe Thomas

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 14493 Views No comments

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.

Interviews with Scientists: Lizzie Mann

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 23940 Views No comments

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...

Interviews with Scientists: Rachelle Balez

By Sam Roome 5 months ago 2669 Views 1 comment

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...

Interviews with Scientists: James Quinn

By Sam Roome 5 months ago 27987 Views No comments

In our next Interviews with Scientists, meet James Quinn! James is a final year PhD student studying the proteolytic cleavage of tau in different types of dementia at the University of Manchester in The Hooper Lab.

Interviews with Scientists: Catriona Cunningham

By Sam Roome 5 months ago 1314 Views No comments

Catriona is a final year PhD student on the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine programme at the University of Manchester. We spoke to Catriona all about her work for this latest post in our Interviews with Scientists series.

Interviews with Scientists: Agnese Solari

By Sam Roome 6 months ago 1855 Views No comments

Agnese Solari is a final year PhD student working on cancer stem cells in human primary brain tumors like glioblastoma and meningioma at the Pharmacology Lab of Professors Barbieri and Florio, in the Experimental Neuroscience Dept at the University of Genova.

We spoke to Agnese all about her work, her interests, and what a typical day in the lab looks like for her.