Ms Megan Madden

Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track Veterinary Lectur

Background

I graduated in the first cohort from the University of Nottingham in 2011 and subsequently undertook a rotating small animal internship in a private referral centre where I furthered my interests in veterinary neurology. I then worked in a first opinion small animal hospital for two and a half years. In 2015, I was awarded a 7-year ECAT Wellcome Trust Fellowship to complete a PhD and clinical residency in neurology at the University of Edinburgh. 

I am currently undertaking a PhD in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences within the field of myelin biology. I am fundamentally interested in how adaptations at a cellular level can affect neural processing and ultimately behaviour, in the healthy and diseased nervous system. During my PhD, I am using larval zebrafish as a model to investigate how changes in myelination affect circuit function and behaviour in vivo.