Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Carolina Gandara de Souza

Research Associate

Background

Qualifications:


PhD, Molecular Biology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

MSc, Molecular Biology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

BSc, Biology, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil


Memberships:

Biochemical Society

Research

I am currently working as a research associate in CANDO (Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics). This is a world-class, multi-site, cross-disciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control. The goal is to create a first-in-human trial in patients with focal epilepsy.  This seven year, £10M Innovative Engineering for Health Award, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) involves a team of over 30 neuroscientists, engineers and clinicians based at Newcastle University, Imperial College London, University College London and The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.