Biomedical Sciences


Winner of Alison Douglas prize 2020

Congratulations to Dr Valerio Francioni (former Rochefort lab) who has been awarded this year's Alison Douglas prize for best PhD thesis. The prize was announced at the virtual Mary Pickford lecture, given by Prof Gina Turrigiano (Brandeis University, USA), on the 29th October 2020.

Valerio Francioni

This was a very difficult choice for this year’s panel of judges but the panel felt that the balance of technical accomplishment, scientific achievement and insightful discussion of Valerio's thesis entitled 'Somato-dendritic coupling in layer 5 pyramidal neurons of the mouse primary visual cortex'  gave him an edge over the others.

Valerio is now working as a post doctoral reseacher whitin the Harnett Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Congratulations Dr Francioni, and good luck in your future endeavours!