Oshiorenoya Agabi
PhD Student, Bioengineering (Simon Schultz, Imperial College London)
Working on in vivo imaging of experience-dependent synaptic plasticity

Valentina Ferretti
Postdoctoral Fellow (in collaboration with Bill Wisden, Imperial College London)
Working on noradrenaline effects on synaptic plasticity and behaviour


Dulcie Rodrigues
Administrative Assistant


Nir Grossman
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom
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Graham Knott
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Boaz Levi
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Dean Nizetic
Nanyang Technical University
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Subhojit Roy
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
San Diego, California, USA
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Maria Grazia Spillantini
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Postdoctoral Fellows

Katerina-Smaragda Papadopoulou
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 – 2016
Research Associate, University College London Huntington’s Disease Centre, London, United Kingdom

Antonio Trabalza
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 – 2016
Private sector

Graham Little
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 – 2013

Partner, Perrett Laver, London, United Kingdom

Lieven Huang
MRC Career Development Fellow, 2009 – 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Regnerative Institute (ARMI), Monash University, Melbourne
Working on neuroregeneration

Alison Canty
MRC Career Development Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows

Jiří Růžička
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow from The Czech Academy of Sciences, 2017

Ilse Pienaar
Junior Research Fellow, 2014
Working on opto- and pharmaco-genetic stimulation of cholinergic pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) neurons in a Parkinson’s model

Michele Ettorre
Visiting CooperInt Program Fellow, 2013
Research Scientist, GSK

Dawn Thompson
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, The William Harvey Research Institute, London, United Kingdom

Jo Jackson
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 – 2011
Research Scientist, Eli Lilly, working on in vivo imaging of synapses in Alzheimer’s disease models

Valentina Ferretti
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Wisden’s group, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Graduate Students

Carla Pernaci
MSc Erasmus+ Student Intern, 2018
PhD Student, Smita Saxena’s group, University of Bern, Switzerland

Lucien West
PhD Student, 2012 – 2016
Advanced Imaging Specialist, Nikon Instruments UK

Peter Bloomfield
PhD Student, 2011 – 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Richardson’s group, University College London, United Kingdom

Federico Grillo
PhD Student, 2009 – 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Juan Burrone’s group, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Working on axon initial segment plasticity

Visiting Graduate Students

Joanna Dopp
Imperial College London Network Centre Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Grant Student, 2017
Research technician at VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, Belgium/p>Tomaso Muzzu
PhD Student, Bioengineering (Simon Schultz, Imperial College London), 2012
Working on awake behavior and synaptic imaging

Undergraduate Students

Hewa Khalilifar
BSc Neuroscience, Imperial College London

Maksim Lavrov
Imperial College London Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Student, 2017

Martyna Rakowska
BBSRC Research Experience Placements (REP) Student, 2017
Neuroscience degree, University of Edinburgh

Godwin Tong
BDIAP Scholarship Student, 2016
Medical Student, University of Birmingham

Magda Robacha
PhD Student, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Catherine Wrench
Imperial College London Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Student, 2014

Sara Camporesi
EU Studentship Intern, 2012
Medical Student

Federica Perrone
PhD Student, KU Leuven, Belgium

Cornelia Roibu
MRC-funded Student, 2012
MBiochem degree, Oxford University

Cyrus Darawulla
MRC-funded Student, 2011
Medical Student, University of Cambridge

Christina Nesarajah
MRC-funded Student, 2011
Medical Student, Imperial College London

Leonor Ruivo
2010 – 2011
PhD Student, Jack Mellor’s group, Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Julia Hines
MRC-funded Student, 2010
Medical Student, Oxford University

Jana Kalz
EU Studentship Intern, 2010
Biology degree, Berlin University

Akin Nihat
MRC-funded Student, 2010
Clinical Research Fellow, MRC Prion Unit

Caroline Copland
Lecturer in Neuropharmacology, St George’s, University of London, United Kingdom

Melanie Strauss
EU Studentship Intern, 2009
Medical Student, Paris Descartes University (Paris V), France

Support Staff

Lydia Lawson
Administrative Assistant, 2011 – 2015

Hamlata Dechwand
Research Assistant, 2008 – 2010

Tathiana Santana
Administrative Assistant, 2008 – 2010


Rick Livesey
2015 – 2018
The Gurdon Institute
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Oliver Howes
2013 – 2017
Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Science
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom
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Psychosis Clinical Academic Group
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
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Sen Song
2005 – 2013
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
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Anne McKinney
1998 – 2005
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Silvia Arber
1998 – 2003
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
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Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland
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