Miss Eleni Christoforidou

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Neuroscience)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (Neuroscience)
 Research student (Life Sciences)
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I am a PhD student on the 4-year Sussex Neuroscience PhD programme. I am currently in my second year, undertaking a project in Prof Majid Hafezparast's lab. My project focuses on investigating the role of microRNAs released from microglia in the pathology of motor neuron disease. For my rotation year, I did a project in Dr Andy Penn's lab and in Dr Catherine Hall's lab.

Previous research experience

For my master's research project, I used magnetoencephalogram-derived physiological data from schizophrenia patients and clinical-high-risk patients to examine the relationship between autonomic nervous system activity and psychopathology, in order to establish a potential physiological biomarker for psychosis.

For my honour's project, I investigated the therapeutic potential of the peptide angiotensin-(1-7) following stroke, using magnetic resonance imaging and histology.

For more details on my past research experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile or my website.


Current: PhD Neuroscience, University of Sussex

2013-18: MSci Neuroscience, with honours of the first class, University of Glasgow