Dr Ece Kocagoncu
http://www.ecekocagoncu.com (personal home page)
At the Cambridge Centre for FTD, under the supervision of Prof James Rowe I work in dementia biomarker research. The projects I work in are Cam-CAN Frail, New Therapeutics in Alzheimer's disease (NTAD), Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Project (DFP) and the MIND-MAPS study.
Through my postdoctoral projects I am aiming to develop early neurophysiological biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease that predict cognitive decline in individuals who are at risk of developing the disease and help better stratify prodromal Alzheimer’s disease patients from the healthy, as well as from individuals with subjective memory complaints and mild cognitive impairment. Development of non-invasive early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease would help test the effectiveness and sensitivity of experimental medicine, and fast turnover of clinical trials.
Please see my website for detailed descriptions of my research.
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Associated News Items
Klimovich-Gray A, Tyler LK, Randall B, Kocagoncu E, Devereux B, Marslen-Wilson, WD (2018), “Balancing prediction and sensory input in speech comprehension: The spatiotemporal dynamics of word-recognition in context” Journal of Neuroscience 3573-17
Kocagoncu, E, Clarke, A, Devereux, BJ, Tyler, LK (2017), “Decoding the cortical dynamics of sound-meaning mapping” J Neurosci 37(5):1312-1319
Tekturk, P, Tuna Erdogan, E, Kurt, A, Kocagoncu, E, Kucuk, Z, Kinay, D, Yapici, Z, Aksu, S, Baykan, B, Karamursel, S (2016), “Transcranial direct current stimulation improves seizure control in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis.” Epileptic Disord 18(1):58-66
Tekturk, P, Tuna Erdogan, E, Kurt, A, Vanli Yavuz, EN, Ekizoglu, E, Kocagoncu, E, Kucuk, Z, Aksu, S, Bebek, N, Yapici, Z, Gurses, C, Gokyigit, A, Baykan, B, Karamursel, S (2016), “The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on seizure frequency of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis” Clin Neurol Neurosurg 149:27-32