David A. Menassa
Investigating the balance between excitation and inhibition in the autism brain using stereology in post mortem samples and magnetoencephalography (MEG) in recruited autism spectrum disorder individuals.
I Investigate the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain of autism spectrum disorder individuals. My main techniques are stereology and magnetoencephalography. Stereology allows me to look closely at the neuropathology in the regions of interest in post-mortem brains whilst magnetoencephalography allows me to trace the brain waves generated in response to a visual paradigm in individuals with ASD. I am funded by the Clarendon Fund for my PhD at Oxford and supervised by Professor Angela Vincent, Dr. Sven Braeutigam and Dr. Steven Chance.