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Piergiorgio Salvan


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brain Plasticity

Dr. Salvan's research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms that control the distinct effects of serotonin on the brain and behaviour. Using a multidisciplinary approach, he combines precise mechanistic studies in animal models with investigations at the human population level. By integrating genetics and neuroimaging, Dr. Salvan aims to elucidate serotonin's role in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Following the completion of his PhD at King's College London in 2017, Dr. Salvan joined the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) at the University of Oxford. Currently, he works as a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg’s Plasticity Lab, leveraging his expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.

Dr. Salvan's research contributions have earned him the prestigious Thomas Willis Intermediate Career Researcher Award in 2023, along with multiple Awards for Research Excellence for his innovative work at the University of Oxford.

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