Sasha Tinelli

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Sasha Tinelli

Research Student

Sasha completed her undergraduate, honours and first master's degree at the University of Cape Town. During her master's thesis in the lab of Assoc. Prof. Joseph Raimondo, she explored the effects of neuroinflammation on cell excitability in organotypic brain slices using patch-clamp electrophysiology. In 2021 she was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to begin a DPhil 1+3 in Neuroscience. She rotated through the Sharott Group during her MSc year, where she worked with Dr Yangfan Peng to investigate neural mechanisms of motor learning using high-density electrophysiological recordings in vivvo. In 2022, Sasha joined the Sharott Lab full-time as a DPhil student using the approach to investigate differences in motor pathways controlling externally cued versus self-initiated movements, with the aim of providing insight into the causes of paradoxical kinesia in Parkinson's disease.