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Michelle Sanchez Rivera

Michelle Sanchez Rivera's biography and research focus.

Miss Michelle Sanchez Rivera

PhD Student - Duguid Lab

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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I have an undergraduate degree in Biology from UNAM, Mexico (2009-2013). To complement my studies, I attended numerous courses from the Mathematics programme and participated in courses and conferences hosted by the UNAM Mathematical Biology Group.

I obtained an MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh (2016-2017). 


My research focusses on how corticospinal neurons in the motor cortex encode different aspects of controlled movement such as initiation and suppression.

I use two-photon calcium imaging to record dendritic activity in awake behaving mice in order to study the computations carried out in dendrites that transform sensorimotor and modulatory inputs into behaviourally relevant activity.