Dr Elina Ziukelis

Interests

I am a junior medical doctor and neuroscience graduate from Australia.

I am captivated by the idea that cognition, affect and behaviour are a function of neural circuitry and physiology, which in turn are a function of cellular and molecular intricacies of the nervous system. Elucidating these links could advance medical treatments, transform the relationship between neurology and psychiatry, change perceptions of “non-organic” conditions and enrich philosophical discussions about concepts of “self”, volition and mental illness.

This has led to an interest in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly the dementias. These entail a heavy burden and diverse spectrum of psychiatric symptoms with mysterious neural bases. They are profoundly debilitating, challenging to manage and of enormous public health interest.

I want to be involved in translating our evolving knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases into pragmatic preventative, diagnostic and management strategies.

Research Focus

Keywords

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Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's Disease

Cognitive Impairment

Dementia

Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

Huntington's Disease

Llewy Body Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson-plus Syndromes

Prion Disease

Equipment

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