Lennart R. B. Spindler


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Institutes

Division of Anaesthesia

Email

lrbs2@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://anaesthetics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/researc...

Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

After previous work in neurotransmitter and neuromodulator systems from micro-, meso- and macroscopic angles, Lennart is currently working with multimodal neuroimaging approaches to develop a framework to understand how neurotransmitter and neuromodulator nuclei from the brainstem change their relationship with one another, and the rest of the brain in altered states of consciousness (such as anaesthesia, disorders of consciousness etc) and various pathologies. By combining fMRI, MRS, DTI and other imaging techniques, he is characterising what prognostic, diagnostic and treatment-informing value these brainstem areas, their connectivity, and structural integrity may hold for disorders that entail arousal or awareness disruptions. He is interested to enter clinical practice after finishing his PhD.

Research Focus

Keywords

Consciousness

Default Mode Network

Neuromodulation

rs-fMRI

DTI

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Emmanuel Stamatakis

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