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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Dorothy Oorschot

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Dorothy Oorschot

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  • Tue 18 May, 5:30pm – 7:00pm


Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, 290 Leith Walk, Dunedin


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Brain circuitry matters.

About Professor Dorothy Oorschot's research.

Professor Dorothy Oorschot's research Dorothy is a neuroscientist with internationally recognised expertise in the anatomy and circuits of the healthy or injured brain. Her 3D anatomical data of the healthy brain is foundational to computer models that increase knowledge on behaviour and motor control. She was instrumental in creating a new animal model of hypoxic brain injury due to extreme prematurity to investigate treatments. This is relevant to decreasing ADHD and memory deficits. She also researches changes in brain circuits in schizophrenia and hypoxic-induced cerebral palsy, including the investigation of treatments.

Dorothy has received continuous external research funding since 1998 and has 54 full-length publications. She has successfully supervised to graduation 36 PhD/Masters/Honours/PGDipSci students and has taught undergraduate students at the University for 30 years. Dorothy has served as Associate Dean for Medical Education for the School of Biomedical Sciences and as Head and Deputy Head of the Department of Anatomy.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee & juice.

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