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Maysa graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Jordan and received an MSc degree in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Trevor Sharp.

During her Master’s she studied mechanisms of depression in Parkinson ’s disease. In her DPhil project she is investigating the excitotoxic role of NMDAR hyperfunction in human hippocampal sclerosis. The project uses both animal models and resected human tissue. The project is a collaboration between the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, and is co-supervised by Dr Arjune Sen and Professor John Jefferys.