Clara Alloza

Thesis title: White matter connectivity, cognition, symptoms and genetic risk factors in Schizophrenia

Qualifications

PhD student in Psychiatry - University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

MRes in Integrative Neuroscience - University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Visiting student (BSc) - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

BSc (Hons) Biology - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor and Lab Demonstrator - Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Alloza, C., Bastin, M.E., Cox, S.R., Gibson, J., Duff, B., Semple, S.I., Whalley, H.C., Lawrie, S.M., 2017. Central and non-central networks, cognition, clinical symptoms, and polygenic risk scores in schizophrenia. Hum. Brain Mapp. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23798

Alloza, C., Cox, S.R., Duff, B., Semple, S.I., Bastin, M.E., Whalley, H.C., Lawrie, S.M., 2016. Information processing speed mediates the relationship between white matter and general intelligence in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 254, 26–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2016.05.008

Kelly, S., Jahanshad, N., Zalesky, A., Kochunov, P., Agartz, I., Alloza, C., …, Thompson, P.M., Donohoe, G., 2017. Widespread white matter microstructural differences in schizophrenia across 4322 individuals: results from the ENIGMA Schizophrenia DTI Working Group. Mol. Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.170

Howard, D.M., Adams, M.J., Shirali, M., Clarke, T.-K., Marioni, R.E., Davies, G., Coleman, J.R.I., Alloza, C., Shen, X., Barbu, M.C., Wigmore, E.M., Gibson, J., Hagenaars, S.P., Lewis, C.M., Ward, J., Smith, D.J., Sullivan, P.F., Haley, C.S., Breen, G., Deary, I.J., McIntosh, A.M., 2018. Genome-wide association study of depression phenotypes in UK Biobank identifies variants in excitatory synaptic pathways. Nat. Commun. 9, 1470. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03819-3

Ritchie S, Cox SR, Shen X, Lombardo MV, Reus LM, Alloza C, Harris MA, Anderson HL, Hunter S, Neilson E, Liewald DCM, Auyeung B, Whalley HC, Lawrie SM, Gale CR, Bastin ME, McIntosh AM, Deary IJ, 2018. Sex differences in the adult human brain: Evidence from 5,216 UK Biobank participants. Cereb. Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhy109

Alloza, C., Cox, S.R., Blesa Cábez, M., Redmond, P., Whalley, H.C., Ritchie, S.J., Muñoz Maniega, S., Del C Valdés Hernández, M., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Lawrie, S.M., Wardlaw, J.M., Deary, I.J., Bastin, M.E., 2018. Polygenic risk score for schizophrenia and structural brain connectivity in older age: A longitudinal connectome and tractography study. NeuroImage. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.075

Navneet VA, Johnstone M, Barton SK, Dando O, Grünewald E, Alloza C, Bastin M, Livesey MR,Bhuvaneish TS, Magnani D, Makedonopolou P, Burr K, Story DJ, Blackwood DJ, DidierM, Wyllie DJA, McIntosh AM, Millar JK, Hardingham GE, Lawrie SM, Chandran S. Dysfunctional myelin development in major mental illness. Under Review in Molecular Psychiatry.