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Welcome to the two new students who have joined our group this autumn

This October, we have 2 new students in the Physiological Neuroimaging Group, both of whom will be starting a DPhil.  We wish them all the best of luck with their studies in Oxford!

Jacob levinstein

Jacob joins the group following his post as a Junior Research and Laboratory Manager at the Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychological Centre, located within the Department Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He was recently award a National Institutes of Health Oxford Cambridge Scholars Fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte Stagg and Dr Nele Demeyere.  His US supervisor from the NIH will be Dr. Peter Bandettini.

Jacob’s PhD will focus on quantifying the physiological effects of non-invasive brain stimulation as measured by magnetic resonance imaging. Specifically, he will focus on measuring the relationships between stimulation and individual differences in hemodynamic response, resting state connectivity and neurochemical concentrations.

Jacob is also a member of Corpus Christi College and is located between the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Human Brain (FMRIB), the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) and the Section on Functional Imaging Methods within the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition at the National Institutes of Health.


Emily has been a research assistant in the Physiological Neuroimaging Group for the last two years, and is now starting a DPhil in Psychiatry supervised by Dr. Charlotte Stagg.

Her research will focus on gaining understanding of the neurochemical changes in the cortex during and following non-invasive brain stimulation methods such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).  This will involve concurrent stimulation during MRI scanning, along with functional imaging and both hydrogen and phosphorus spectroscopy.

Emily will be a member of St. Hugh's College. Her research will be completed between the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Human Brain (FMRIB) and the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) located at the Warneford site.