Dr. Helen Barron

Dr. Helen Barron

Junior Research Fellow

Helen studied Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge, before joining the 4-year MRC Clinical Neurosciences PhD program at University College London. Helen's PhD research was supervised by Prof. Tim Behrens and Prof. Ray Dolan at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London, and completed in September 2015.  In October 2015, Helen started a Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, University of Oxford. For her fellowship, Helen will be based in both David Dupret's Group in the Unit and Prof. Tim Behrens' group at FMRIB, Oxford. Her research will focus on trying to index neural circuit activity in the human brain, to allow cognitive function to be understood at a mechanistic level. Using a multi-modal approach, Helen will investigate how memories are stored and recalled. Helen will use multi-channel extracellular recordings and optogenetic tools to obtain a microscopic description of these processes, which can then be used to inform interpretation of coarser signals observed using fMRI and MR spectroscopy.

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