Dr Teris Tam

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Dr Teris Tam

Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

Dr. Teris Tam originally graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Phil. in Biomedical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he helped develop a brain-computer interface to control a hand exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation. As a biomedical engineering graduate, he received professional training on medical device regulations and management from the Hong Kong Government. After finishing his training, Teris completed his Ph.D. in Neural Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2018. As part of his Ph.D. research, Teris also worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA, investigating real-time neural signal processing and decoding from human peripheral nerves as part of a larger project on neuroprosthetics. After his Ph.D., Teris worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he used a combination of virtual reality, in vivo electrophysiology and real-time spike sorting to study the neuronal basis of spatial memory in the medial entorhinal cortex.

Teris joined the Magill Group at the Unit in January 2023, working as part of a Collaborative Research Network supported by Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s. Teris is using photometry, electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavioural analyses to elucidate the signalling dynamics of dopamine and other neuromodulators in the striatum in health and experimental Parkinsonism.

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