King’s College London
Isabella obtained her combined BA and MD in Pharmacy from the University of Pavia, Italy. She completed the experimental part of her MD thesis at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Sydney, Australia, where she worked on the electrophysiological evaluation of flavonoids as new possible anxiolytic agents.
Following this experience, Isabella pursued a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University Hospital of Tübingen in collaboration with the International Max Planck Research School.
Her PhD focused on the investigation of GABAergic neurotransmission by combining TMS and EEG under pharmacological challenge. TMS-EEG is a relatively novel tool which can assess brain excitability and connectivity. By using drugs with a well-known mode of action we defined markers for GABA-A and GABA-B receptor mediated neurotransmission in the healthy human brain.
The Richardson Lab comprises a team of researchers from several different disciplines, including neurology, psychology, engineering and physics. We study the brain as an entire functioning system, rather than studying small components of the brain.
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Division of Neuroscience
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Dept. Basic & Clinical Neuroscience
Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute
London, SE5 9NS
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