Sarina is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham.
She earned her PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Auckland before joining the University of Nottingham. Sarina’s primary interest has been in the use of multimodal imaging methods (fMRI, GABA spectroscopy, DTI) to understand the mechanisms underlying neuromodulation approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the treatment of depression and chronic pain. Specifically, she has utilised functional and effective connectivity analyses in fMRI data to quantitatively assess changes induced by TMS. She is also involved in a NIHR-EME multi-centre clinical trial to assess efficacy of rTMS for the treatment of depression. Her ultimate goal is to develop a framework for using multimodal imaging techniques in the prediction of treatment response and prognosis in various brain disorders.
For further details: Dr Sarina Iwabuchi