Melissa Marie Lewins

Thesis title: Identifying genomic and phenotypic risk factors for the clinical progression of depressive symptoms


Pharmacology BSc Hons, Newcastle University

Neuroscience MRes, Newcastle University

Research summary

I am interested in the pathophysiology of mood disorders, particularly the contribution of genetics.

Current research interests

I am currently researching the risk factors associated with the severity and clinical progression of depression.

Past research interests

As an undergraduate I researched the effects of antidepressant discontinuation on depression symptomatology and as a MRes student I used the targeting of Brn3b expressing retinal ganglion cells as tool to study retinal development.

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