There has been recent interest in NMDA receptors as targets for treatment of major depression disorder and treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD). It’s important to understand more about the effects of NMDA on the neuropsychological mechanisms relevant to TRMD. Runsen is working on a fMRI project, investigating the effect of single administration of Nitrous Oxide on emotional processing and memory in healthy volunteers.
Before coming to Oxford, Runsen received a BSc in Psychology from University of Sydney in 2015, and went on to complete a master’s degree in Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Runsen is on the junior editorial board of Bipolar Disorders.