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PhD Conferrings October 2019
Congratulations to the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience graduates Dr Muhammad Javid and Dr Lieve Hecke Morais who were conferred with PhDs at the recent conferring ceremony.
Dr. Javaid is a medical doctor, researcher and an educator in the department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at UCC. His research interests revolve around blended learning pedagogies, medical curriculum designing and its vertical integration, course development, online instructional designs and technology enhanced education. Dr Javid completed his PhD, entitled “Development of Online Technological Pedagogies for Neuroanatomy Education” under the supervision of Dr Andre Toulouse, Prof. John Cryan and Dr Harriet Schellekens. He has previously taught neuroanatomy to undergraduate students in State University of New York, where he worked as a fellow in Clinical Neurophysiology.
Prof J.F. Cryan with PhD graduate Dr Livia Hecke Morais.
Dr. Hecke Morais completed her doctoral studies at University College Cork under the supervision of Prof. John F. Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan, having previously received her Masters degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. For her PhD thesis Dr Morais investigated the importance of the microbiota-gut brain axis in early-life for developing behavioral and brain function. Currently, Dr Morais is a post-doctoral fellow at the Mazmanian lab in Caltech pursuing her interest in the understanding of gut-brain signaling in neurological disorders.