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Anders Christian Meidahl

DPhil Student

Anders is currently pursuing his DPhil at the University of Oxford as part of Professor Peter Brown's group at the Brain Network Dynamics Unit and the NDCN, where he studies Parkinson’s disease and its treatment. 

Anders graduated with a first class degree in Medicine from Aarhus University, Denmark, and has since worked as a doctor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Hospital, University of Copenhagen. While pursuing his medical degree he studied for a year at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA, under the supervision of Professor David Yeomans, where he used herpes-based gene therapy vectors to manipulate nociceptive neuron excitability after traumatic brain injury. This won him the First Prize at the Danish Neurosurgical Society’s annual Research Competition.

During his medical studies Anders also received a scholarship to study the neuronal connections of the nucleus accumbens using MRI guided retrograde tracing injections at the Center for Experimental Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital, and carried out a pilot Deep Brain Stimulation to evaluate changes in neuroplasticity in areas connected to this nucleus.