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Priyanka Panchal

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Neurobiology and Experimental Therapeutics Group, working with Professor Phil Burnet. We are currently running the Vitamin Intake and Anxiety (VIA) study, a randomized placebo-controlled study to test the effect of colon-delivered vitamins (alone and in combination with human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)) on microbiota composition and the link to emotional processing in anxiety.

I completed my DPhil in Psychiatry at the Department in 2020, where I worked on understanding the clinical, behavioural, cognitive, and neural underpinnings of mood instability through the COMET (Cognition and Mood Evolution across Time) study (part of the Collaborative Oxford Network for Bipolar Research to Improve Outcomes (CONBRIO)) with Professor Catherine Harmer and Professor Kia Nobre. I received a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from UCL, and completed an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from UCL’s Institute of Neurology. Prior to this role, I was also a Postdoctoral Associate at the Mood Disorders Research Program with Dr Hilary Blumberg at Yale University.