Dr Szilvia Vas

Szilvia Vas

University position

Research Associate

Departments

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Email

sk829@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research interest focuses on the regulation of sleep-wake architecture and brain oscillation in different behavioural states.

I joined Professor Jenny Morton's research group in 2015 to study the alterations of sleep-wake pattern and EEG spectra in Huntington's Disease (HD). We conduct electroencephalographic (EEG) studies on R6/2 mice, a transgenic model of HD with a progressive neurological phenotype, to see how pharmacological interventions can modify the disrupted sleep-wake pattern as well as the pathological brain oscillations in HD. We also interested in how improvement of sleep-wake architecture can influence other symptoms of HD, such as motor or cognitive function.

Research Focus

Keywords

sleep

wakefulness

oscillation

behaviour

electroencephalography

Clinical conditions

Depression

Huntington's disease

Sleep disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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