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Marva Chan

MSc, BSc(Hons)


Research Technician

My current research focuses on the pathogenic roles of autoantibodies in neuropathic pain, working with A/Prof John Dawes and Dr Alexander Davies at the Neural Injury Group (NDCN). I use live sensory neuron-based assays including primary mouse dorsal root ganglia cells and hiPSC-derived sensory neurons to interrogate autoantibody involvement in a variety of chronic pain cohorts.

In Oxford, I was previously affiliated with the Szele Group (DPAG) and PERL (Psychiatry) through my research project rotations in the MSc Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience. Prior to Oxford, I worked as a summer research assistant at the Kinases and Brain Development Lab (Crick) after completing my BSc (Joint Hons) at the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester.