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Science without Borders Dr Brunno Levone graduates with PhD in Neuroscience

31 Oct 2018
Dr. Brunno R. Levone

Congratulations to Dr. Brunno R. Levone who graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience at the autumn graduations on October 26th 2018. A Brazilian citizen, Dr. Levone's PhD studies were funded by the Science without Borders programme of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

Brunno joined the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience in 2014, and under the supervision of Dr Olivia O'Leary and Prof John Cryan presented his PhD thesis entitled "Differential Roles of Specific Sub-Regions of the Longitudinal Axis of the Hippocampus in the Behavioural and neurogenesis Responses to Stress and Antidepressant Drugs". His work included both in vivo and in vitro, studies of the roles of different hippocampal sub-regions in neurogenesis, the birth of new neurons, and in emotional behaviours under stress conditions and antidepressant treatment.

Brunno prevously graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2010, and also obtained a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the University of Florianopolis, Brazil.  Dr. Levone now lives in Milan/Italy and has a postdoctoral position at the University of Milan Bicocca, working with cellular and molecular biology. He looks forward to a career in academia, as a lecturer and research scientist.

Dr Olivia O'Leary, Dr Brunno Levone, Professor John F. Cryan

Photographs B.Riedewald

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