Dr Maria Stavrou

Dr Maria Stavrou

Dr Maria Stavrou

Rowling Scholar
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Maria graduated from University College London (UCL) with distinction in clinical sciences and yearly undergraduate prizes. Her IBSc at the Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research at UCL stimulated her understanding in brain computation. She achieved First-Class honours and was nominated for the prestigious physiology Schafer prize. Maria completed her foundation and core medical training years in competitive posts at UCL and Cambridge University Hospitals and is currently a neurology trainee in Edinburgh. During her clinical training, she was awarded national prizes for Clinical Excellence and Teaching that consolidate her work ethic and professionalism.

In parallel to fulfilling her permanent clinical duties, Maria dedicated a significant portion of time in research on 'probing the role of the cerebellum in fear learning' at the Neural Computational Laboratory at UCL under the supervision of Prof. Hausser. In 2017, she was awarded a Rowling Scholarship. This fellowship will help launch Maria's career as an aspiring academic neurologist through providing the opportunity to extend her training in state-of-art techniques and allowing her to get to the mechanistic questions about neurodegeneration in an internationally competitive lab situated within the UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh, supervised by Professors Chandran and Hardingham. 

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