Helena's research was aimed at characterising the expression of the schizophrenia gene ZNF804A in the human brain and investigating its functional consequences using non-invasive haemodynamic (fMRI) and electrophysiological (MEG) imaging methods. Helena was co-supervised by Professors Paul Harrison and Kia Nobre. Her examiners were Clare Mackay (internal) and Jeremy Hall (Cardiff University).
Helena has already started a postdoctoral position at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience looking at psychiatric diseases in post-mortem human brain tissue.
We wish her all the best for a successful and rewarding career!