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Dr. Eszter Kormann, Research Associate
Eszter graduated with a B.A. in Psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). Her research projects involved psychophysiological tests on human subjects, and EEG and ECG analyses. In 2013, Eszter moved to the University of Oxford to complete an M.Sc. in Neuroscience. During Eszter’s M.Sc. studies, she worked under the supervision of Dr Andrew Sharott on a research project that aimed to exploit the phase of ongoing oscillations for adaptive cortical stimulation in Parkinsonism. In 2014, Eszter was awarded Clarendon Fund Scholarship by the University of Oxford, and started her D.Phil. studies under the supervision of Dr Andrew Sharott and Professor Peter Brown. Eszter’s D.Phil. thesis research focused on investigating how neurons in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) integrate cortical inputs in the healthy and Parkinsonian brain. Alongside her rodent work, Eszter worked in close collaboration with University Medical Centre Hamburg with PD patients undergoing deep brain stimulation. In both models, she was using electrical stimulation to examine whether the response of STN neurons is influenced by the timing of cortical inputs in relation to ongoing network oscillations.
Eszter has joined the Nanomedicine Lab in October 2018 as a research associate, working partly in the Graphene Flagship project to characterise the electrophysiological effect of graphene oxide, and exploring the stimulating properties of graphene-based electrodes in Parkinson’s disease.