Ms Bhedita Seewoo is a second year PhD student in Neuroscience in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation, and Analysis (CMCA) at UWA. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Murdoch University in 2015, she was awarded the university medal for being in the top seven graduating students across all disciplines. In 2016, she completed her honours project with an upper first class outcome, following which she was awarded a prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship to continue with her PhD, building on her honours project. She uses different MRI techniques (e.g., functional MRI, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Diffusion Tensor Imaging) to study changes in brain activity, chemistry and structure in rats following low-intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The aim of her project is to use non-invasive imaging methods in animal models, as used in human rTMS studies, in order to allow for direct comparison of animal and human data, which will potentially improve the efficacy of rTMS as a therapeutic tool.
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