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After joining the University of Edinburgh, I have worked with Prof. Richard Morris for 5 years and later joined the lab or Prof. Tara Spires-Jones. My interests include memory and related molecular modifications at the synaptic level in health and neurodegeneration.
During my PhD, I developed potentiation reporters to map potentiated synapses in the brain during behavioural tasks. In Richatd Morris's lab, I developed the application of microendoscopic recording of calcium activity in the rat hippocampus to study the stability of memories. and how information is accessed during remembering and planning. In Spires-Jones's lab, I am applying my molecular and imaging expertise to elucidate the correlate of synaptic elimination or survival with their activity status during early neurodegenerative injuries.

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Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Tagging of potentiated synapses with a locally translated optogenetic reporter, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

1 Oct 201330 Jul 2018

Award Date: 30 Jul 2018

Natural Sciences, Master of Biology, Corso Ordinario, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

1 Sept 200831 Aug 2013

Award Date: 19 Dec 2013

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Master of Science (with Distinction), Molecular and Cellular Biology, Università di Pisa

1 Sept 201131 Jul 2013

Award Date: 31 Jul 2013

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), Molecular and Biological Sciences, Università di Pisa

1 Sept 200831 Jul 2011

Award Date: 31 Jul 2011

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