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Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Alexandra Vilceanu


Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Alexandra Vilceanu

Dr Alexandra Vilceanu a PhD Student in the Keays lab and member of the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) has been awarded a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. This scholarship will support her doctoral project that aims to understand how mutations in an uncharacterised microtubule associated protein cause epilepsy and autism.

“I am thrilled to receive this award. I hope that my work will help bridge fundamental research and clinical practice, and one day lead to novel therapeutics for neurodevelopmental disorders”, said Dr Vilceanu.

Alex is a Romanian national who studied medicine at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. She has a particular interest in pediatric neurological conditions. In her free time, Alex enjoys going on unreasonably long walks, solving puzzles, or caring for her odd collection of houseplants.


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