2018 – 2022 (expected), University of Sussex

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience

Thesis Title: "Investigating the contributions of impaired cytoplasmic dynein 1, TDP-43, and microglia-derived microRNA to the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis."

I am part of Sussex Neuroscience and the RNA Biology Research Group.

2019 – 2020, University of Sussex

Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

I was awarded Associate Fellowship after meeting the criteria of Descriptor 1 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

2013 – 2018, University of Glasgow

Master of Science (MSci) in Neuroscience with Honours of the First Class

MSci Dissertation Title: "Role of PKCγ interneurons in generating mechanical allodynia after nerve injury."

MSci Thesis Title: "Investigating heart rate variability in schizophrenia and clinical high-risk individuals."

Honours Thesis Title: "Investigating the therapeutic potential of angiotensin-(1-7) in a hypertensive rat model."

Side-project Title: "Effects of intravenous drugs on heart rate and blood pressure under anaesthesia."

Graduation 2018.
Graduation 2018.

Kind words from my project supervisor and from my course coordinator:

"Eleni took on numerous roles in my research group which included organisation and design of the database and clinical interviews. She performed these roles extremely well without frequent supervision and worked very independently. Accordingly, she became a vital member of my team and always worked very precisely as well as efficiently." - Professor P.J.U., 2017.

"Eleni is a dedicated, enthusiastic and driven student; she gained a place in the Neuroscience honours course, which attracts the highest achieving students in Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Eleni has achieved consistently excellent grades throughout her undergraduate studies and was selected by interview onto the competitive M.Sci. work placement programme." - Dr L.C.M, 2017.

2011 – 2013, Institute of Mathematics and Sciences

A-Level courses in Biology and Statistics.

2009 – 2013, St Mary's Private School

High School Diploma (Science Division)

A-Level equivalent courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computers, English.