Dr Jess Nithianantharajah

Leading the Way participant

Research Group Leader, Senior Research Fellow

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Dr Jess Nithianantharajah is a Senior Research Fellow and heads a research team at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in behavioural neuroscience at The University of Melbourne, then trained at the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh in the UK before being recruited back to the Florey Institute in 2014 as an independent group leader.

Jess' research uses novel technology she was involved in developing in the UK, which has revolutionised how we study cognition in animal models. Her work aims to understand how the connections between brain cells are important for mental processes such as learning, memory and attention and what happens when these functions become abnormal in brain disorders.

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