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Somil Desai wins Part II Neuroscience Prize

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Mr Somil Desai who has received this year's Cambridge Neuroscience Part II Neuroscience Prize.

Somil, a student at St John's College will receive £200. Speaking about the prize, Somil said "Before I came to Cambridge I didn't think there was a chance that I'd stay in science but studying Neuroscience for the last 2 years has persuaded me to pursue a career in medicine with a view to later study Psychiatry and partake in clinical research. The Part II course is excellent and I highly recommend it to future students; it combines key conceptual ideas with new cutting edge research and allows one to critically evaluate scientific methodology." 

Somil carried out his Part II project under the supervision of Dr Dawn Eagle and Dr Amy Milton. The project assessed compulsive checking in a rodent model of OCD and the results suggested that this behaviour may arise as a result of abberant learning and memory neurocircuitry, as has been previously shown in other psychiatric disorders such as drug addiction.

For more information on the Part II Neuroscience course, please see here.

Posted on 16/06/2014

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