King’s College London
Viviana is a research assistant at King’s College London at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Richardson and Dr. Isabella Premoli.
After obtaining the MSc in neuroscience and neuropsychological rehabilitation at the University of Padua (Padua, Italy) she joined the Richardson Lab for a one-year internship. Viviana’s internship program focused on learning how to deliver the non-invasive brain stimulation technique of TMS and register responses with electromyography (TMS-EMG) and electroencephalography (TMS-EEG). Under the supervision of Doctor Isabella Premoli and Andrea Biondi, she contributed to TMS-EEG data acquisition and analysis in several experimental protocols active in our lab, testing patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls taking part in Phase I clinical trials.
During this placement, Viviana set the basis for her current position as a research assistant working with Prof. Mark Richardson and Dr. Isabella Premoli on a Phase I Clinical Trial. She also collaborates on a project aiming to investigate the patterns of excitation/inhibition (E/I) imbalance in treatment-resistant patients with schizophrenia, by using TMS-EEG as readout of cortical excitability, under the supervision of Dr. Isabella Premoli and Prof. Sukhi Shergill.
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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