Basal Ganglia Research Group

University of Otago

Assoc Prof Dorothy Oorschot, PI

BSc(Hons) (W Aust), PhD (Otago)

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Stella Cameron, Masters Student

BSc (Otago)

Stella is investigating stem cell therapy after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia. Stella is co-supervised by Dr Rachel Sizemore.

Liping Goddard, Research Technician.

BEng in Pharmaceutics (CPU, Nanjing), MSc (Otago)

Liping is investigating stem cell therapy after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia and is characterizing a new animal model of brain injury due to extreme prematurity. This research is funded by the Lottery Health Board of New Zealand and a Departmental Leverage Grant.

Dr Rachel Sizemore, Postdoctoral fellow

BSc (Otago), MSc (Otago), PhD (Otago)

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Rachel is investigating neural circuits in the mammalian brain using correlative light and electron microscopy. Rachel is co-supervised by Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie. This research is funded by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.