DPhil Success: Ainslie Johnstone
DPhil Student Ainslie passes her DPhil viva!
We would like to congratulate Ainslie Johnstone on her recent successful DPhil viva!
Ainslie's thesis studied the role of inhibition in the human motor system. Her work combined non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (TMS, tDCS and tACS) to study and perturb motor learning. The final section of her thesis investigated the effect of the GABAB agonist baclofen on motor learning.
Ainslie has recently started a postdoctoral position at UCL in London, working with Sven Bestmann and Nick Ward.
Links to some of Ainslie's work are below:
- Modulating regional motor cortical excitability with non-invasive brain stimulation results in neurochemical changes in bilateral motor cortices" - Bachtiar, Johnstone et al. 2018
- "Neurochemical changes underpinning the development of adjunct therapies in recovery after stroke: A role for GABA?" - Johnstone, Levenstein et al. 2017
- DPhil Student Ainslie has written an article answering questions on motor memory following questions submitted by the public as part of the Big Brain Competition
Ainslie awarded commendation for science writing prize at the Max Perutz Science Writing Award for MRC funded PhD Students