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Interested in understanding the brain and unravelling mechanisms of neuronal activity. As a research assistant in Dr. Zahid Padamsey's lab at the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), Our aim is to understand how nutrition impacts brain function and energy use. I am investigating how caloric intake influences brain function through the mediation of metabolic hormones and how these metabolic signalling pathways impact neuronal energy dynamics on a synaptic, circuit, and cognitive level. We focus on how dietary manipulations (e.g. calorie restriction, high fat diet, etc) affect the cortex, which we probe in vivo using two-photon imaging and electrophysiology techniques in mice.